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July 28, 1988 | ROBERT L. JACKSON and RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writers
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.
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July 28, 1988 | ROBERT L. JACKSON and RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writers
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.
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April 29, 1987 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writer
The government on Tuesday began prosecution of convicted Mafia boss Anthony (Fat Tony) Salerno and 10 associates on new charges of business and labor corruption, including charges that Salerno controlled the 1983 election of Jackie Presser as Teamsters Union president.
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October 11, 1988 | ROBERT L. JACKSON and RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writers
Teamster Union President William J. McCarthy, in a sworn statement to federal prosecutors, has denied that he had ties to the New England Mafia as once charged by his predecessor, the late Jackie Presser.
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November 25, 1986 | BOB DROGIN, Times Staff Writer
One of the nation's top Mafia leaders and three underlings personally engineered the selection of Jackie Presser as president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the nation's largest labor union, a federal grand jury has charged. A federal grand jury in New York indicted Anthony (Fat Tony) Salerno, head of the Genovese crime family, and three other mob figures for "exerting influence and control" over Presser's selection as general president of the scandal-plagued 1.
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June 26, 1987 | ROBERT L. JACKSON and RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writers
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.
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March 22, 1986 | RONALD J. OSTROW and JOHN J. GOLDMAN, Times Staff Writers
A federal grand jury charged Friday that the top leadership of the Genovese organized crime family personally selected Roy L. Williams as president of the Teamsters Union, lined up support for him among key New York locals and after he was elected sought to influence his decisions to benefit the mob.
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May 14, 1986 | RONALD J. OSTROW and ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writers
Teamster President Jackie Presser, already the target of a Cleveland grand jury's renewed labor fraud investigation, also is under scrutiny by a federal grand jury in New York in connection with alleged Mafia efforts to control his 1.7-million-member union, The Times learned Tuesday.
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