Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Tony Soprano would be mad

From the Journal of Commerce

Federal judge extends ILA local oversight

Updated November 4, 2008 8:37:44 AM

Former New York City Police Commissioner Robert McGuire has overseen the affairs of ILA Local 1588 since 2003, when he was appointed to end what prosecutors said was decades of organized-crime control of the local.

A federal judge has extended by 18 months the government supervision of a formerly mobbed-up International Longshoremen's Association local in Bayonne, N.J.

I am not so sure they should be saying "formerly mobbed-up", based on the following excerpt.

...the administrator said more time was needed to complete disciplinary action against local members who have continued to associate with organized crime figures, and that he had become aware of "intensified efforts in recent weeks and months by elements associated with organized crime figures to reassert their influence in the local."

"These concerns are sufficiently serious that the parent union, the ILA, as well as Milton Mollen, the ethical practice counsel for the ILA, support this motion," McGuire's statement said.

McGuire said extending government oversight will thwart efforts by mobsters to undermine reform efforts, and will provide government supervision of the local's next election of officers in 18 months.

I don't really want to say too much more, considering I use to live in Sopranoland.

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