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NYC labor union officials charged in bribery probe
| Aug 5 09
| Tom Hays
Posted on 08/06/2009 6:10:53 PM PDT by GSP.FAN
NEW YORK The leader of a powerful labor union that recently endorsed Mayor Michael Bloomberg in his re-election campaign was charged Wednesday with taking bribes from contractors who were scheming to cut labor costs.
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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Conspiracy; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: bribes; laborunion; newyork
Nine other men seven lower-ranking union officials, a construction contractor and a trade group representative also were named in an indictment in federal court in Manhattan. There was no immediate response to a telephone message left Wednesday with Forde's attorney.
Prosecutors said that in exchange for about $1 million in bribes, the union leadership let contractors pay workers with cash at below-union rate wages and employ nonunion and undocumented laborers. The defendants concealed the conspiracy by falsifying and destroying paperwork meant to keep the jobs honest, authorities said.
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