Nation: The Wayward Warehouse

Final verdict: no crime, much chaos in Carter finances very nickel and every peanut have been traced into and out of the warehouse, and no funds were unlawfully diverted in either direction." With that exculpatory conclusion, Special Counsel Paul J. Curran last week wrapped up his exhaustive, seven-month dig through the tangled finances of the Carter family peanut warehouse. There was "no evidence whatsoever" of criminal financial maneuvers by Jimmy or Billy Carter, said Curran, and "no indictment can or should be brought against anyone."

Curran's words came as good news for Jimmy Carter,...

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