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March 23, 1988 | RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writer
A potentially key figure in the government's labor fraud case against Teamster President Jackie Presser agreed Tuesday to plead guilty to receiving $109,800 as a "ghost employee" of Presser's hometown local in a scheme allegedly authorized by the union chief. The agreement by Jack Nardi, filed in federal court in Cleveland, specified that he will testify as a government witness against Presser.
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March 23, 1988 | RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writer
A potentially key figure in the government's labor fraud case against Teamster President Jackie Presser agreed Tuesday to plead guilty to receiving $109,800 as a "ghost employee" of Presser's hometown local in a scheme allegedly authorized by the union chief. The agreement by Jack Nardi, filed in federal court in Cleveland, specified that he will testify as a government witness against Presser.
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October 4, 1985
The attorney for a second "ghost employee" involved in the labor fraud investigation of Teamsters Union President Jackie Presser said he would file a motion in Cleveland to withdraw his client's guilty plea. Miami attorney Barry Halpern said negotiations with the Justice Department aimed at averting a prison sentence for defendant Jack Nardi, 43, had fallen through.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 1987
A former "ghost worker" for Teamsters President Jackie Presser has been charged by the Los Angeles County district attorney's office with grand theft for allegedly taking big down payments from two homeowners and then failing to do promised remodeling. John A. Nardi, 45, of Mission Viejo, was in Los Angeles County Jail on Tuesday with bond set at $25,000 and is to be arraigned today in Municipal Court. Deputy Dist. Atty.
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October 25, 1988 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writer
Two associates of Jackie Presser, the late president of the Teamsters Union, served notice Monday that they will defend themselves against labor racketeering and embezzlement charges by laying the blame for any misdeeds at the feet of their deceased colleague. In opening statements at the federal court trial of Harold Friedman, an international vice president of the Teamsters, and Anthony Hughes, recording secretary of Presser's hometown union, Friedman's attorney, Paul J. Cambria Jr.
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September 27, 1985 | RONALD J. OSTROW and ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writers
The Justice Department is negotiating with the attorney for one "ghost employee" involved in the labor fraud investigation of Teamsters Union President Jackie Presser in an effort to avoid disclosing details of Presser's relationship with the FBI, The Times learned Thursday.
NEWS
April 9, 1988 | DON IRWIN, Times Staff Writer
Defense attorneys for Teamsters Union President Jackie Presser have made public an internal FBI memorandum that could complicate the government's prosecution of Presser on labor racketeering charges. The memo, included in more than 200 pages of Justice Department documents released in U.S. District Court in Cleveland on Wednesday, was written by an FBI official to then-Director William H.
NEWS
April 4, 1986 | RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writer
In a rare challenge, nine members of Teamsters President Jackie Presser's hometown local are demanding return of at least $300,000 in payments he allegedly authorized to "ghost employees" who did no work for the money. The nine members of Cleveland Local 507, all long-haul tanker drivers who have a reputation of independence, are seeking the funds plus interest from Presser and the local's other principal officer, Harold Friedman, and two alleged ghost employees, Allen Friedman and Jack Nardi.
NEWS
September 14, 1985 | ROBERT L. JACKSON and RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writers
Senate investigators are studying government files which show that the FBI conducted a "sting" operation in 1982 that damaged the credibility of a potential key witness against its own secret informant, Teamsters Union President Jackie Presser.
NEWS
February 13, 1987 | ROBERT L. JACKSON and RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writers
Two FBI agents who once directed Teamsters President Jackie Presser as a confidential informant have declared in sworn statements that they authorized him to keep mob-related "ghost employees" on his union payroll, fearing he would be killed if he did not. The previously secret affidavits of Patrick J. Foran and Martin P. McCann Jr.
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May 6, 1986 | RONALD J. OSTROW and ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writers
Despite Justice Department warnings that criminal charges may be imminent in the politically charged probe of Teamsters Union President Jackie Presser and others, Senate investigators will open hearings Friday on the FBI's handling of the controversial case. The hearings, announced Monday by the Senate Governmental Affairs permanent investigations subcommittee, originally were opposed by Justice Department officials who say they are nearing completion of two grand jury investigations.
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