Out of Danger: A Teamsters probe is dropped

A Teamsters probe is dropped

Jackie Presser once seemed in imminent danger of going the same route as three of the five previous presidents of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters: being indicted for a federal crime. But after a three-year investigation of padded-payroll practices in Cleveland's Teamsters Local 507, where Presser, 58, serves as secretary-treasurer, the Justice Department said last week that it had overruled a recommendation by a federal organized-crime strike force in that city and would not prosecute the union boss. Although Presser 's was the only major labor organization to back Ronald Reagan for President in 1980 and 1984, the Justice Department insisted...

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