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Special prosecutor named in Donovan allegations

By With Analysis From Monitor Correspondents Around The World, Edited By Karla Vallance / December 30, 1981


A special prosecutor has been appointed to investigate charges that Labor Secretary Raymond Donovan was present when $2,000 in cash was handed to a labor union official in 1977.

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A special three-judge court appointed Leon Silverman of New York to look into an informant's allegations against Donovan. Attorney General William French Smith had recommended appointment of the special prosecutor.