Carey Candidacy Is Up To Former Judge
A former federal judge was appointed Monday to decide whether Teamsters President Ron Carey is eligible to stand in a rerun election with rival James P. Hoffa.
Kenneth Conboy was appointed by U.S. District Judge David Edelstein to decide the issue after the court-appointed federal overseer of the case resigned last week because of a conflict of interest.
Barbara Zack Quindel said she could no longer decide the issue because new evidence implicated an associate of one of her investigators, and a political party to which she belongs.
On Aug. 22, Quindel threw out Carey’s December election victory over Hoffa because of alleged campaign fund-raising abuses.
Earlier this month, Carey’s campaign manager, Martin Davis, and two others pleaded guilty in federal court in Manhattan to conspiracy in a fund-raising scheme that diverted Teamsters treasury money into Carey’s campaign war chest.
Conboy, a former prosecutor, served as a federal judge in Manhattan for seven years after he was appointed on Dec. 21, 1987.