Ironworkers Local 401

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Philadelphia Ironworkers’ Union Boss Guilty on All Counts in Racketeering Trial

After five days of deliberations, a federal jury in Philadelphia has found former Philadelphia ironworkers’ union head Joseph Dougherty guilty of corruption and related offenses.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/20/2015

(US District Courthouse in Philadelphia.  File photo by Ed Fischer)

Jury Deliberations Enter 5th Day In Racketeering Trial Of Former Ironworkers’ Boss

The trial judge admonished jurors last week that they must deliberate and they took an oath, after he received a note from the jury foreman.

01/20/2015

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No Verdict Yet as Federal Jury Weighs Corruption Case of Phila. Ironworkers’ Boss

After an apparently rough four days of deliberations, the jury in the federal trial of ironworkers’ union Local 401 boss Joseph Dougherty is in recess until Tuesday.

01/16/2015

(US District Courthouse in Philadelphia.  File photo by Ed Fischer)

Judge Tells Jurors in Racketeering Trial of Ironworkers’ Boss, “You Must Deliberate”

The flurry of activity at the US District Courthouse began when the jury foreman sent a note to Judge Michael Baylson.

01/15/2015

(US District Courthouse in Philadelphia.  File photo by Ed Fischer)

Federal Racketeering Case Against Ironworkers’ Boss Heads to Jury

Defense attorney Fortunato Perri Jr. has downplayed alleged threats by Joseph Dougherty, secretly recorded, as mere “testosterone talk.”

01/13/2015

(US District Courthouse in Philadelphia.  File photo by Ed Fischer)

More Testimony Against Phila. Ironworkers’ Union Boss in Federal Racketeering Trial

Sean O’Donnell, who pleaded guilty to vandalizing a nonuion work site and who is cooperating with the prosecution, testified that Joseph Dougherty knew of and approved of the illegal attacks.

01/12/2015

File photo. (A Philadelphia police car blocks the driveway of Ironworkers Local 401 headquarters on the day 11 members were indicted.  credit: CBS-3)

Prosecution Winds Down Case Against Former Ironworkers Union Boss

Dougherty is accused of conspiring with the cooperators and others to commit violent acts against non-union job sites and workers.

01/09/2015

File photo. (A Philadelphia police car blocks the driveway of Ironworkers Local 401 headquarters on the day 11 members were indicted.  credit: CBS-3)

Former Ironworker Offical Testifies Union Boss Knew About Illegal ‘Nightwork,’ Details Construction Site Sabotage

Former Ironworkers business agent Edward Sweeney testified Dougherty was usually told after the fact.

01/08/2015

File photo. (A Philadelphia police car blocks the driveway of Ironworkers Local 401 headquarters on the day 11 members were indicted.  credit: CBS-3)

Victims Recount Beatings By Union Workers In Trial Of Former Ironworkers Boss

A federal jury in the trial of former Ironworkers Local 401 leader Joseph Dougherty heard from two men Wednesday who were beaten by union members who were upset about work done at a non-union job site.

01/07/2015

File photo. (A Philadelphia police car blocks the driveway of Ironworkers Local 401 headquarters on the day 11 members were indicted.  credit: CBS-3)

Ironworker Who Admits Torching Construction Sites Returns To The Stand In Trial of Joseph Dougherty

Defense lawyer Fortunato Perri Jr. says there’s no evidence Dougherty ordered criminal acts. He points a finger of blame at business agents within Local 401, jockeying for power at the Union Hall.

01/07/2015

File photo. (A Philadelphia police car blocks the driveway of Ironworkers Local 401 headquarters on the day 11 members were indicted.  credit: CBS-3)

Trial Begins To Determine If Former Philadelphia Ironworkers Union Boss Ruled With Iron Fist

A federal prosecutor tells a jury the former Ironworkers Local 401 boss ruled with an iron fist. But the defense denies he ordered the acts of violence committed by others.

01/05/2015

File photo. (A Philadelphia police car blocks the driveway of Ironworkers Local 401 headquarters on the day 11 members were indicted.  credit: CBS-3)

Racketeering Trial Set To Begin For Former Philadelphia Ironworkers Union Boss

Former Philadelphia ironworkers union boss Joseph Dougherty faces federal trial today for allegedly running his union like an organized crime operation to get work for union members.

01/05/2015

File photo. (A Philadelphia police car blocks the driveway of Ironworkers Local 401 headquarters on the day 11 members were indicted.  credit: CBS-3)

Some Guilty Pleas Possible in Phila. Ironworkers’ Union Racketeering Case

Although all of the defendants originally entered not guilty pleas, change-of-plea hearings have been scheduled for five of them, including Edward Sweeney, who was one of Ironworkers Union Local 401’s business agents.

08/21/2014

File photo. (A Philadelphia police car blocks the driveway of Ironworkers Local 401 headquarters on the day 11 members were indicted.  credit: CBS-3)

More Charges Filed Against Ironworkers Union Members For Allegedly Damaging Worksites

More charges have been filed against members of the Ironworkers Local 401, alleging they damaged work sites where non-union construction workers were hired.

07/31/2014

File photo. (A Philadelphia police car blocks the driveway of Ironworkers Local 401 headquarters on the day 11 members were indicted.  credit: CBS-3)

More Charges Filed Against Ironworkers Local 401

Two additional counts of “extortion which interferes with interstate commerce” have been filed against members of Local 401, and additional criminal conduct charges have been filed in conjunction with 14 earlier charges.

07/30/2014

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