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Herman Probe: Key Stories

Labor Secretary Alexis M. Herman
Secretary of Labor Alexis M. Herman. (AP)
Key Post stories on Labor Secretary Alexis M. Herman and the investigation of whether she accepted cash and consulting fees when she was a White House aide in exchange for arranging access to the White House and doing other favors for businessmen needing help from the federal government. A two year independent counsel probe ended with no indictment in April 2000:

Labor Secretary Cleared of Wrongdoing
April 6, 2000
An independent counsel cleared Herman of the allegations that she sought hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegal campaign contributions.

Personal, Business Ties Blur in Allegations About Herman
May 28, 1998
Vanessa Weaver rues the day in 1994 that she introduced her new boyfriend to longtime confidant Alexis M. Herman, for it was her boyfriend's allegations that triggered the independent counsel investigation of the woman who now serves as labor secretary.

Counsel Named for Herman Probe
May 27, 1998
Ralph I. Lancaster Jr., a private attorney practicing in Maine and Massachusetts, will investigate allegations that Herman engaged in influence-peddling and solicitation of illegal campaign contributions.

Outside Prosecutor Requested for Herman
May 12, 1998
Attorney General Janet Reno requested the appointment of an independent counsel to investigate allegations that Herman took part in an influence-peddling scheme while she served as a White House aide during President Clinton's first term.

Herman Denies Allegations of Influence-Selling Scheme
January 16, 1998
Herman denied allegations that she accepted cash and consulting fees in a scheme to sell influence from her former position in the Clinton White House and said she would cooperate with a Justice Department probe of the matter.

Labor Secretary Is Probed by Justice Dept.
January 15, 1998
The Justice Department has opened a preliminary investigation into allegations that Herman accepted illegal funds in exchange for assisting a business associate while she served as a White House aide during President Clinton's first term.


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