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Justice Returns to the Waterfront

Federal prosecutors have re-filed a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations suit against the International Longshoremen’s Association, after the judge asked the government to make its original suit, filed in 2005, more clear. As the Bureau of National Affairs reports (subscription required):

[T]he wide-ranging government lawsuit alleged that the union, several of its top officials, and various labor-management benefit plans were controlled by organized crime as part of a “waterfront enterprise” in the ports of New York and New Jersey, Miami, and elsewhere. Co-defendants in the suit were several criminal figures associated with the Genovese and Gambino crime organizations.

Categories: Crime & Corruption