The Secretary Bows Out

Donovan is the first Cabinet member to quit under indictment

Since he took a leave of absence from his post as Secretary of Labor nearly six months ago, Raymond J. Donovan, 54, has been spending much of his time at his Short Hills, N.J., home waiting for word that he could go back to work. A grand jury in New York had indicted him last October on charges of fraud and larceny in a scheme involving his New Jersey construction company, but Donovan was confident that the case would be thrown out of court. Not so. Last week a New York State Supreme Court justice phoned to tell Donovan, who happened...

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