Skip to comments.Former Teamsters face racketeering, extortion charges
Posted on 09/19/2012 6:17:44 PM PDT by massmike
Four former members of the Teamsters union were in federal court today to answer charges they behaved like common thugs, committing multiple acts of extortion and racketeering while beating up and bullying their own brotherhood who tried to question their methods and leadership, authorities said.
John Perry, 60, of Woburn, Joseph Jo Jo Burhoe, 44, of Braintree, James Jimmy the Bull Deamicis, 49, of Quincy, and Thomas Flaherty, 49, of Braintree, have been charged in a 30-count indictment with racketeering, conspiracy to extort, extortion, attempted extortion, mail fraud, prohibition against certain persons holding office and theft of government money.
The indictment alleges they were members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 82, which was taken over by Local 25 in December, according to the U.S. Attorneys Office. Teamsters 25 President Sean OBrien did not immediately return a call today.
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... and the sky is blue.
Why did god make the sky blue anyways?
Hence my reason for not posting this to Breaking or Front Page news........
I’m glad you posted this. Its definitely in the “interesting reading” section, just for the human caricature nicknames.
3 of the 4 plead poverty and need public defenders? I can just imagine their rake from the Big Dig.
Teamster thugs have always been teamster thugs, and have always been anti American.
People will say that they were good to start with, that they did good, so does satan himself until he gets his foot in the door.
Teamsters and criminal activity, I am SHOCKED not.. but when I worked at Pontiac General Hospital, just before a tornado hit down town, the sky was the scariest shade of green I ever saw...The hospital was on full alert, but only a couple of people were hurt, the tornado just did a touchdown and was gone...only a few buildings were effected..if you see the sky turn green, run for the basement or dig a hole real real fast...LOL