July 28, 1988 |
William J. McCarthy, the newly chosen president of the Teamsters Union, said in a 1984 conversation that he needed permission from a reputed New England Mafia boss before he could take a higher post at the labor organization, according to a secret FBI memorandum. In the conversation, with then-Teamsters President Jackie Presser, McCarthy was allegedly seeking Presser's support to become general secretary-treasurer of the union, according to the internal FBI memo.
June 29, 1991 |
An appellate court panel in New York City ordered a new trial for Anthony (Fat Tony) Salerno, the reputed former head of the Genovese crime family, and seven associates. The U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the racketeering convictions and said the case was tainted by the exclusion of testimony that might have helped the defendants.
June 2, 1987 |
Former Teamsters President Roy L. Williams testified Monday that he and his successor, current President Jackie Presser, had close ties with Mafia leaders because "organized crime was filtered into the Teamsters Union." Williams, who was convicted of attempted bribery in 1982, testified on videotape from his prison cell in Springfield, Mo. He described a long association with mob figures to jurors in the trial of Anthony (Fat Tony) Salerno and 10 associates.
April 6, 1987
Organized crime boss Anthony (Fat Tony) Salerno, sentenced to 100 years in prison for participating in the Mafia's ruling "commission," faces new racketeering charges in a trial beginning today. Jury selection for the trial of Salerno, 76, and 13 co-defendants in still another Mafia case was scheduled to begin in federal court in Manhattan.
June 26, 1987 |
Secret FBI tape recordings show that Mafia leaders regarded the Teamsters Union as an entity they strongly influenced and regularly discussed their contacts at top levels of the nation's largest trade union, according to newly disclosed court evidence.
July 22, 2005 |
The day Domino Harvey died, she called her former partner, Ed Martinez, to reminisce about old times -- the three violent, thrilling years they spent together as bounty hunters in South Los Angeles. Harvey, daughter of the late British actor Laurence Harvey and supermodel Paulene Stone, had led a tormented, eccentric existence. She ran a London dance club, worked as a ranch hand in San Diego, then became a "bail recovery agent," hunting fugitives and carrying a shotgun she called Betsy.