Labor in Vain

Was a union probe bungled?

It was "a textbook illustration of how not to conduct an investigation," said an angry Sam Nunn of Georgia, ranking Democrat on the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. It "wasted a historic opportunity" to root out corruption and mismanagement, said the subcommittee's 190-page report, released last week. The object of those disparaging words is a fiveyear, $5 million investigation by the Labor Department of an enormous pension fund controlled by officials of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters—a union whose ties to organized crime have inspired a number...

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