Compiled by Jo Craven from various court documents related to the Teamsters campaign.

Tuesday, November 18, 1997; Page A14

The Washington Post


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 Carey.

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 for Carey.

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 New York.

Fall 1996: Carey calls McAuliffe and leaves message thanking him for his fund-raising efforts on behalf of the Carey campaign, according to a Carey adviser.


February: The Teamsters transfer $100,000 to AFSCME, the state, county and municipal workers union, and Hamilton asks for $25,000 for the New Party.

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 fund-raising scheme.

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