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Category Archive: Labor Racket Weekly

  • Labor Racket Weekly: IBEW Edition

    Posted on Mar 01, 2019 by Team

    The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 98 faces several charges of conspiracy, embezzlement, and fraud after an FBI investigation led to the indictment of Philadelphia’s most notorious union boss Johnny “Doc” Dougherty and members of his crew. Below are some of IBEW’s latest rackets and the recent sentencing for Rocco Fazzolari of NY, […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: December Round-Up

    Posted on Jan 28, 2019 by Team

    Union bosses across the country ended 2018 on a low note. From embezzling union funds to committing fraud, below are some of the worst labor rackets from the end of last year: In Rhode Island, Adam Conheeny, former police officer and former Treasurer of Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 8, was sentenced to three months […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: UAW Edition

    Posted on Dec 21, 2018 by Team

    This holiday season instead of presents, the Michigan court system is handing out jail time. The below court sentences are the result of a corruption probe into the United Auto Workers (UAW) and their relationship with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). The investigation revealed a scandal that went all the way to the top. Here’s a […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: Summertime Sadness

    Posted on Jul 03, 2018 by Team

    Millions of Americans are ready for the July 4th holiday, and union officials need the day off more than most. Late June was littered with stories of embezzlement, theft, and wire fraud, as numerous labor unions were forced to grapple with trial dates and prison sentences. You can see many of the stories here: On […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: Theft, Embezzlement, Oh My!

    Posted on Jun 13, 2018 by Team

    Recent weeks have brought to light all sorts of union scandals, including theft, embezzlement, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and others. Thousands upon thousands of dollars in member dues were involved. The Labor Department has it all for you: On June 5th, 2018, in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Maryland, Sophia Love, former President of […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: May Madness

    Posted on May 30, 2018 by Team

    May has been a month filled with union shenanigans. From embezzlement to wire fraud, the Labor Department continues to have its hands full keeping tabs on union officials: On May 17th, 2018, in the United States District Court, Southern District of Illinois, Scott Alexander, former president for Teamsters Local 50 (located in Belleville, Ill.), pled guilty […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: Spring Sadness (Cont’d)

    Posted on May 03, 2018 by Team

    Spring has been a season of illegal activity and bad optics for organized labor. The Labor Department has compiled even more union transgressions from April: On April 25th, 2018, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Steven Minella, former President/Business Agent of International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 324 (located in […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: Spring Sadness

    Posted on Apr 19, 2018 by Team

    Spring is here, but it’s only brought sadness for the labor movement. Over the last few weeks, the Department of Labor has noted numerous criminal enforcement actions involving longtime union officials. You can read them here: On April 4th, 2018, in the Superior Court of New Jersey (Passaic County), Sharon Williams-Savage, Former President of AFGE Local […]