Federal Racketeering Case Against Ironworkers' Boss Heads to JuryDefense attorney Fortunato Perri Jr. has downplayed alleged threats by Joseph Dougherty, secretly recorded, as mere "testosterone talk."
More Testimony Against Phila. Ironworkers' Union Boss in Federal Racketeering TrialSean 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.
Prosecution Winds Down Case Against Former Ironworkers Union BossDougherty is accused of conspiring with the cooperators and others to commit violent acts against non-union job sites and workers.
Former Ironworker Offical Testifies Union Boss Knew About Illegal 'Nightwork,' Details Construction Site SabotageFormer Ironworkers business agent Edward Sweeney testified Dougherty was usually told after the fact.
Victims Recount Beatings By Union Workers In Trial Of Former Ironworkers BossA 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.
Ironworker Who Admits Torching Construction Sites Returns To The Stand In Trial of Joseph DoughertyDefense 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.
Trial Begins To Determine If Former Philadelphia Ironworkers Union Boss Ruled With Iron FistA 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.
Racketeering Trial Set To Begin For Former Philadelphia Ironworkers Union BossFormer 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.
Some Guilty Pleas Possible in Phila. Ironworkers' Union Racketeering CaseAlthough 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.
More Charges Filed Against Ironworkers Union Members For Allegedly Damaging WorksitesMore charges have been filed against members of the Ironworkers Local 401, alleging they damaged work sites where non-union construction workers were hired.
More Charges Filed Against Ironworkers Local 401Two 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.