DONORGATE IN THE TEAMSTERS

FISHY CONTRIBUTIONS COULD UNDO CAREY'S RE-ELECTION

Does this sound familiar? The campaign fund of Teamsters president Ron Carey--who won re-election in December--was forced to return $95,000 in suspicious contributions made in the critical last weeks of his campaign. Now the fbi is investigating whether the money, purportedly donated by a Massachusetts woman, in fact came from union coffers.

Barbara Arnold, whose husband Michael Ansara operates the Share Group, a telemarketing firm that has worked for the Teamsters since 1991, gave the Carey campaign $45,000 on Oct. 31, 1996. Nine days earlier, the Teamsters had paid the Share Group $48,587. Arnold donated $50,000 more on Nov. 26, just...

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