Updated news on the Gambino, Genovese, Bonanno, Lucchese and Colombo Organized Crime Families of New York City.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Carpenters Union Official Pleads Guilty

Lucchese crime familyImage via WikipediaBrian Hayes, a former business agent for Local 608 of New York City's Carpenters Union, has pleaded guilty to racketeering charges involving taking bribes from a contractor in exchange for allowing it to avoid obligations under a labor agreement as reported by Bruce Golding for the New York Post.  Hayes was among ten union officials and contractors variously indicted last August on racketeering, bribery, fraud and perjury charges. To date, nine defendants, including ex-union boss Michael Forde and reputed Lucchese associate Finbar O'Neill, have pleaded guilty in the case, and the remaining holdout -- benefit funds trustee Joseph Oliveri, an alleged Genovese associate -- is scheduled for trial on September 7. 
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