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December 24, 1985
Tapes from FBI wiretaps used to obtain a fraud indictment against former Labor Secretary Raymond J. Donovan may be used in his trial, New York State Supreme Court Justice John Collins ruled. The decision follows a two-month hearing to determine whether the tapped conversations of officials of Schiavone Construction Co., where Donovan formerly was employed, could be used as evidence. Donovan is not heard on the tapes but is mentioned frequently.
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May 26, 1987 | BOB DROGIN, Times Staff Writer
Former Labor Secretary Raymond J. Donovan, the nation's first Cabinet officer indicted in office, was found not guilty Monday of all grand larceny and fraud charges after an eight-month trial in state court. The jury, which deliberated for 9 1/2 hours, also found his seven co-defendants innocent of all charges stemming from a subway construction contract. Donovan stood with arms folded as the jury's foreman read the verdict.
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May 26, 1987 | BOB DROGIN, Times Staff Writer
Former Labor Secretary Raymond J. Donovan, the nation's first Cabinet officer indicted in office, was found not guilty Monday of all grand larceny and fraud charges after an eight-month trial in state court. The jury, which deliberated for 9 1/2 hours, also found his seven co-defendants innocent of all charges stemming from a subway construction contract. Donovan stood with arms folded as the jury's foreman read the verdict.
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December 24, 1985
Tapes from FBI wiretaps used to obtain a fraud indictment against former Labor Secretary Raymond J. Donovan may be used in his trial, New York State Supreme Court Justice John Collins ruled. The decision follows a two-month hearing to determine whether the tapped conversations of officials of Schiavone Construction Co., where Donovan formerly was employed, could be used as evidence. Donovan is not heard on the tapes but is mentioned frequently.
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April 29, 1985 | United Press International
The Supreme Court quickly disposed of a request by ex-Reagan Cabinet member Raymond J. Donovan today, refusing to hear the former labor secretary's plea that evidence was illegally used to indict him for grand larceny and fraud. The justices rejected Donovan's request that they review the conduct of the New York grand jury that indicted him on 137 counts. Donovan was charged in a 1984 indictment alleging the Schiavone Construction Co.
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October 30, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
A federal grand jury in New York has declined to indict former Labor Secretary Raymond J. Donovan on allegations of lying in an earlier investigation into suspected kickback agreements and payoffs when Donovan was a construction company executive, it was announced today.
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October 31, 1987 | Associated Press
Former Labor Secretary Raymond J. Donovan has been cleared in a secret probe into allegations that he may have lied when he denied knowing anything about an alleged $15,000 kickback scheme involving Donovan and his construction company, according to a report issued Friday. One of the alleged kickbacks was a $5,000 contribution solicited by Donovan for the New Jersey gubernatorial campaign of Raymond Bateman, according to a report by independent counsel Leon A.
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September 10, 1986 | Associated Press
Jury selection began Tuesday for the business fraud trial of former U.S. Labor Secretary Raymond J. Donovan, after prosecutors failed in an effort to conceal some potential witnesses' names. Nearly two years after Donovan, nine other men and two companies were indicted, state Supreme Court Justice John P. Collins began questioning potential jurors from a pool of 99. In New York state, the Supreme Court is a trial court. "I'm pleased that we're under way.
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September 6, 1986 | Associated Press
A judge separated a co-defendant from former Labor Secretary Raymond J. Donovan's criminal case Friday and scheduled jury selection in the main case to begin Tuesday. The ruling clears the way for the trial of the first Cabinet secretary ever indicted when in office. Judge John P. Collins made the ruling after three days of hearings on the health of co-defendant Ronald Schiavone that delayed the start of the trial this week.
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January 17, 1985 | Associated Press
A federal judge Wednesday refused Labor Secretary Raymond J. Donovan's request to move his trial from state court to federal court, declaring that the criminal charges he faces have nothing to do with his official duties. In denying Donovan's motion, U.S. District Judge Lloyd F.
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March 15, 1985 | Associated Press
Labor Secretary Raymond J. Donovan resigned from President Reagan's Cabinet today after he was ordered to trial on fraud and larceny charges. President Reagan accepted the resignation "with deep regret" and said Donovan was "entitled to the benefit of a presumption of innocence." Donovan, the first sitting Cabinet member ever to be indicted, had been on an unpaid leave of absence since he was named Oct. 1 in a 137-count indictment issued by a grand jury in New York City. Bronx Dist. Atty.
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