Labor Troubles

More questions for Donovan

The legal problems of Labor Secretary Raymond Donovan are deepening A special prosecutor will probably be appointed this week to investigate allegations that Donovan witnessed an illegal payoff by his New Jersey construction firm to a corrupt union official in 1977. In addition, TIME has learned that investigators are looking into the possibility of perjury in Donovan's testimony at his confirmation hearing, when he claimed he had never met New Jersey Gangster Salvatore (Sally Bugs) Briguglio.

Just before Donovan was confirmed in February, the FBI told the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee that Mobster Ralph Picardo had claimed...

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