It's a very merry Christmas for formerly extorted NJ longshoremen

From NJ.com: "For workers on the docks and piers of New Jersey, Christmastime for years meant longshoremen being forced to pay money to union leaders, federal officials say.

"A Watchung man who is an official in the International Longshoremen’s Association union is charged in a federal indictment that adds dozens of counts to a previous indictment charging multiple defendants — including an alleged member and associates of the Genovese organized crime family — with racketeering and related offenses.

"The charges include conspiring to extort Christmastime “tributes” from ILA members on the New Jersey piers. The defendants are accused of taking money from the workers through “wrongful use of, actual and threatened force, violence and fear,” as long as 30 years ago."



See full story: Watchung man charged with extorting money from fellow longshoremen's union members at Christmastime

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