Shea effectively controlled the convention because the Chicago locals—representing nearly half the IBT's membership  —supported his candidacy en bloc. The new grouping elected Edward L. Turley of Chicago as secretary-treasurer and Albert Young as general organizer. During Shea's presidency, the entire Teamsters union was notoriously corrupt.
Chief Judge Newman dissents in a separate opinion.
Carberry, Investigations Officer, Marla S. This appeal is another in a series stemming from the consent decree the Consent Decree that settled civil racketeering charges brought by the government against the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen and Helpers of America the Union or IBT and members of the Union's General Executive Board.
We assume familiarity with the remedial structure established by the Consent Decree. For the reasons set forth below, we affirm. Background Bernard Adelstein was formerly Secretary-Treasurer of the Local, which represents sanitation workers employed by private firms in the New York City area.
Negotiations on behalf of employers in the private sanitation industry, acting through a trade association known as the Trade Waste Association, were conducted by James Failla, also known as Jimmy Brown, a reputed member of La Cosa Nostra.
Adelstein was charged specifically with bringing reproach upon the Union by knowingly associating with Failla and other reputed members of organized crime. Following a hearing, the Administrator found that Adelstein knew Failla was a member of organized crime and that his "purposeful associations" with Failla were "so deep-rooted" that it was unnecessary to decide whether Adelstein was also guilty of the other proscribed associations with which he had been charged.
Accepted by the Administrator as "an expert on the structure, activities and membership of La Cosa Nostra," Taylor identified Failla as a member of the Gambino Crime Family. The declaration submitted by Taylor contained several items of hearsay evidence, which Adelstein argues were unreliable.
Under direct examination about "other industries that the Gambino family controlled," Gravano testified that the "garbage industry" was controlled for the Family by Failla. According to Gravano, Failla was "head of the [Trade Waste] [A]ssociation and he controls the union,Bernie Edelstein [sic] answers directly to Jimmy Brown so he controls the garbage industry for his family.
According to the statement: I understood Bernie Adelstein to be an associate of the organized crime group known as the Gambino Family, who assisted the Gambino Family and other organized crime groups, including the Genovese Family and the Luchese Family, in controlling and manipulating the private sanitation industry in the New York City metropolitan area.
Bernie Adelstein worked closely with James Failla, who is also known as "Jimmy Brown," to maintain organized crime domination of the private sanitation industry Bernie Adelstein and Failla were often in contact with each other, and would sometimes meet at a diner on Long Island. It was my understanding that Bernie Adelstein and Failla met at least every two weeks to discuss deals in the waste carting industry.
Through its relationship with Bernie Adelstein, the Gambino Family was able to use Teamsters Local to police the waste carting industry for its benefit and the benefit of other organized crime groups.
Through his relationship with the Gambino Family, Bernie Adelstein received its support in keeping him in power in Teamsters Localfighting off competition from other labor organizations, and settling problems with organized crime figures. Bernie Adelstein could rely on Failla to help him police the industry, since they had mutual interests in controlling the waste carting industry.
The Kaufman statement went on to explain how Failla and Adelstein used their positions to enforce a system of property rights in designated garbage collection "stops. In the first, the late "Boss" of the Gambino Family, Paul Castellano, is overheard discussing with Failla, among others, a continuing "jurisdictional" dispute between Local and rival Local Although the transcript indicates that the recording was inaudible in places, Castellano is at one point clearly heard to say, referring to the two locals, "Well, you know, as far as I'm concerned, uh, we got control of both.
In the second transcript, Salvatore Avellino, a "capo" in the Luchese Crime Family who represented that family's interests in the garbage carting industry, is overheard discussing with two associates a dispute between the Luchese Family and the Gambino Family about control of the sanitation industry.
The conversation revolved around Avellino's idea of creating a new local, which he proposed calling A, to be controlled by the Luchese Family, while leaving Local under the control of the Gambino Family.
At one point in the conversation, Avellino described Local as "Jimmy Brown's [i. McCormick in which McCormick related the substance of an interview he and another agent conducted of Peter Chiodo, a self-admitted member of the Luchese Family.
According to McCormick's declaration, Chiodo considered Failla "to be the dominant organized crime figure in the garbage carting industry in New York City," a position "derived from his control of International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local and its secretary-treasurer, Bernie Adelstein. He "saw no reason for it.
McClellan in the late s and known as the McClellan Committee. The Committee's Interim Report found that Bernard Adelstein, secretary-treasurer of teamsters localthe dominant union in New York carting, betrayed every principle of trade unionism by serving as an abject tool in all of [the] empire-building activities [of Vincent Squillante, a narcotics trafficker and mob figure].
With his own authority over Local as absolute as Squillante's over the management side, Adelstein was able to put his union at Squillante's complete disposal in enforcing monopolies, punishing trade association critics of Squillante, and blinking at Squillante-favored nonunion firms.
According to the Administrator, the evidence showed that Adelstein had "decades-long relationships with an entire cast of characters who were members of organized crime. The Administrator permanently barred Adelstein from the Union and extinguished any Union-related benefits to which he would otherwise have been entitled, including attorney's fees arising from the disciplinary proceeding.
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