Justices Reject Donovan Plea

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. of New Jersey, of which Donovan was executive vice president, falsified records to qualify for a $186-million federally subsidized New York City subway construction contract.