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April 29, 1989 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Former Teamsters Union president Roy Lee Williams, who served three years in prison for bribery and acknowledged that his union was under the influence of organized crime, died Friday at his farm home here. He was 74, and suffered from emphysema and heart ailments. Williams, a protege of former Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa, who with Dave Beck was the third Teamsters leader in 25 years to be imprisoned, was international president of the union from 1981 to 1983. He was forced to resign after he and four co-defendants were convicted in December, 1982, of trying to bribe former U.S. Sen. Howard Cannon of Nevada to influence trucking deregulation.
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April 29, 1989 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Former Teamsters Union president Roy Lee Williams, who served three years in prison for bribery and acknowledged that his union was under the influence of organized crime, died Friday at his farm home here. He was 74, and suffered from emphysema and heart ailments. Williams, a protege of former Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa, who with Dave Beck was the third Teamsters leader in 25 years to be imprisoned, was international president of the union from 1981 to 1983. He was forced to resign after he and four co-defendants were convicted in December, 1982, of trying to bribe former U.S. Sen. Howard Cannon of Nevada to influence trucking deregulation.
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September 28, 1988 | Associated Press
Ailing former Teamsters President Roy L. Williams was released from prison Tuesday and returned home to his Missouri farm after serving nearly three years for conspiring to bribe a U.S. senator. His parole was granted with the condition that Williams, who has testified for the government at two organized crime trials, continue to cooperate with law enforcement authorities. Prosecutors already have said they want his testimony.
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April 5, 1989 | RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writer
Teamsters President William J. McCarthy, denouncing his two predecessors as "a schemer" and "a liar," Tuesday denied any personal links to organized crime and contended that allegations of widespread corruption in his union are "vastly" exaggerated.
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September 24, 1988 | Associated Press
Ailing former Teamsters President Roy L. Williams, serving a prison term since December, 1985, for conspiracy to commit bribery, will be paroled Tuesday on the condition that he continue to cooperate with authorities in criminal investigations, the Justice Department announced on Friday. Williams has been confined to the Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, Mo., with emphysema and heart trouble while serving his indeterminate sentence, which had a maximum of 10 years.
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April 5, 1989 | RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writer
Teamsters President William J. McCarthy, denouncing his two predecessors as "a schemer" and "a liar," Tuesday denied any personal links to organized crime and contended that allegations of widespread corruption in his union are "vastly" exaggerated.
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June 2, 1987 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writer
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.
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August 11, 1988 | United Press International
Former Teamster President Roy Williams, who testified for the government on organized crime's influence over the union, will be paroled Jan. 13 out of concern for his faltering health, a U.S. parole official said Wednesday. Williams, 73, suffers from emphysema and an enlarged heart. He began serving a 10-year term on Dec. 3, 1985, for attempted bribery and is confined in isolation at the U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, Mo.
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January 22, 1987 | Associated Press
The U.S. Parole Commission has denied a request from former Teamsters President Roy L. Williams that he be paroled from a federal prison hospital in Missouri, where he is serving a 10-year term for conspiring to bribe a U.S. senator, a Justice Department spokesman said Wednesday.
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April 25, 1985
Former Teamsters President Roy L. Williams was ordered by U.S. District Judge Prentice Marshall in Chicago to report for medical evaluation on May 22 at the federal prison hospital in Springfield, Mo. Williams, 70, suffers from severe emphysema and heart problems. He and four others were convicted in 1982 of conspiring to bribe then-U.S. Sen. Howard Cannon, a Nevada Democrat, with a lucrative land deal in exchange for his help in defeating trucking deregulation legislation.
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September 28, 1988 | Associated Press
Ailing former Teamsters President Roy L. Williams was released from prison Tuesday and returned home to his Missouri farm after serving nearly three years for conspiring to bribe a U.S. senator. His parole was granted with the condition that Williams, who has testified for the government at two organized crime trials, continue to cooperate with law enforcement authorities. Prosecutors already have said they want his testimony.
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September 24, 1988 | Associated Press
Ailing former Teamsters President Roy L. Williams, serving a prison term since December, 1985, for conspiracy to commit bribery, will be paroled Tuesday on the condition that he continue to cooperate with authorities in criminal investigations, the Justice Department announced on Friday. Williams has been confined to the Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, Mo., with emphysema and heart trouble while serving his indeterminate sentence, which had a maximum of 10 years.
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August 11, 1988 | United Press International
Former Teamster President Roy Williams, who testified for the government on organized crime's influence over the union, will be paroled Jan. 13 out of concern for his faltering health, a U.S. parole official said Wednesday. Williams, 73, suffers from emphysema and an enlarged heart. He began serving a 10-year term on Dec. 3, 1985, for attempted bribery and is confined in isolation at the U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, Mo.
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June 2, 1987 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writer
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.
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