Tuesday, November 18, 1997; Page A14
May 30: Barbara Zack Quindel is appointed
to oversee the 1996 Teamsters election, pitting
incumbent Ron Carey against James Hoffa.
Early 1996: Carey consultant Martin
Davis from the Washington-based November Group learns
that the Teamsters plan to make large contributions
to various Democratic parties.
He decides to try to use these contributions
to induce the Democratic National Committee to raise money for
After talking with Terry McAuliffe,
head of the Clinton reelection committee, Davis
meets with McAuliffe's assistant Laura Hartigan
to discuss raising labor money.
Hartigan discusses the conversation
with Richard Sullivan, the DNC's finance chairman.
Summer: Hartigan and Sullivan meet
with Davis. Davis raises the issue of Sullivan helping
to solicit money for Ron Carey from DNC donors.
July: Jere Nash, the manager of Carey's
campaign and a consultant to the November Group,
hires Davis's firm to do $700,000 in direct mailings
Aug. 10: The DNC's Sullivan sends
memo to Davis seeking contributions from the Teamsters
to various state Democratic parties. The figures
add up to about $1 million.
Aug. 11: The memo is faxed from Davis
to William Hamilton, the Teamsters official who
managed political contributions, bearing a note that
is believed to allude to a swap plan.
September: Davis asks Michael Ansara
of Share Consulting for help raise money for
Carey. They plan to have wealthy nonemployers donate
money to Carey in exchange for Teamsters contributions
to get-out-the-vote efforts.
Late September: Ansara and Davis agree
to have Ansara's wife, Barbara Arnold, donate
$45,000 to the Carey campaign with an understanding
that the money would be reimbursed by the Teamsters.
October: Ansara meets with a fund-raiser
for Citizen Action, a get-out-the-vote group,
who agrees to solicit Carey contributions in return
for Teamsters contributions.
Citizen Action sends William Hamilton
a request for $225,000 from the Teamsters. An additional $250,000
is requested a week later.
Oct. 17: Teamsters contribute $85,000 to National Council of Senior Citizens. Carey
approves the contribution. The November Group is
paid $42,500 of that amount and applies funds to direct
mail fees of the Carey campaign.
Oct. 24: Hamilton approves $475,000
in Teamsters funds to Citizen Action and $175,000 to
Project Vote. Carey signs off on these payments.
Nov. 1: Davis, through Jere Nash,
asks Hamilton to give $150,000 in general treasury funds to the
AFL-CIO. Carey signs off on the payment.
Nov. 4: The AFL-CIO sends $150,000
to Citizen Action. Most of that money is returned to
Davis, who sends a fraudulent invoice to Citizen Action
for work ostensibly done by the November Group.
Nov. 14: Michael Ansara is reimbursed
by Citizen Action, which sends $75,000 to him
in payment of a false invoice. The money is used to
reimburse his wife, Barbara Arnold, for Carey contributions.
Nov. 27: Another Barbara Arnold check,
for $50,000, is sent to Carey campaign lawyers in
Fall 1996: Carey calls McAuliffe and
leaves message thanking him for his fund-raising
efforts on behalf of the Carey campaign, according to a
February: The Teamsters transfer $100,000
to AFSCME, the state, county and municipal workers
union, and Hamilton asks for $25,000 for the
Feb. 27: Ballot count final; Carey
received 237,028 votes and Hoffa received 221,110 votes.
August: Quindel throws out election
results and orders a rerun. She later recuses herself,
citing a potential conflict since the Teamsters contributed
to the New Party, a political group with which
her husband was involved.
Sept. 18: Nash, Davis and Ansara plead
guilty to felony charges in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Yesterday: Judge Kenneth Conboy disqualifies
Carey from the rerun, saying there was reasonable
evidence to show Carey was fully aware of the
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