The Teamsters

Memo Shows Carey Knew About Violations

Documents obtained by TIME show new action in the Teamsters union investigation and could signal fresh problems for the White House. Last week federal investigators handed over to the union's court-appointed overseers a "highly personal and confidential" memo written in January 1997 by JERE NASH, campaign manager for RON CAREY, a month after he was re-elected Teamsters president. The memo, addressed to Carey, details how union employees helped his election. For example, the union's chief organizer turned his entire staff into an arm of the campaign, which is illegal. Nash has pleaded guilty of conspiracy to divert union funds, and is...

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