Case Closed

A Scotch verdict for Donovan

The investigation of Secretary of Labor Raymond Donovan came to an unsatisfying end last week. Less than a month after reopening his inquiry, Special Prosecutor Leon Silverman closed the case, saying, "I have been unable to corroborate the allegations made against him with sufficient credible evidence." But the prosecutor's exoneration of Donovan was something like the Scotch verdict of "not proven." Said Silverman: "I was, and I continue to be, concerned by the sheer number of allegations."

Among those allegations were numerous claims that the former part owner of New Jersey's Schiavone Construction Co. had consorted with...

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