The Better Payoff

To Mario Montuoro, cash payoffs usually mean trouble. His accusation that Raymond Donovan was present when a $2,000 bribe was paid to a union leader is at the heart of a special prosecutor's investigation of the Labor Secretary and has prompted Donovan to call him a "damnable, contemptible liar." Montuoro's testimony about misuse of union funds led to the conviction of his union's president on tax evasion charges, cost him his job and reportedly caused a Mafia contract to be put out on his life. All told, his crusade against labor union corruption has pushed him into a $25,000 debt, and...

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