A NEW WITNESS TO THE TEAMSTER CASH-SWAP PLAN

In the Democrats' devil-may-care pursuit of campaign money, no scheme was bolder than the secret financial alliance between the party and the re-election campaign of Teamster president Ron Carey. The trade-off, as proposed by Carey aides, boiled down to this: the Teamsters would deliver $1 million to the party's state branches around the country, and in exchange the party would tap its donors to provide Carey with $100,000 for his re-election bid. The true purpose: to funnel cash from the Teamster treasury into Carey's campaign, an illegal act that had to be done circuitously to avoid detection. But when no Democratic...

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