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.
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.
Judge In Trial Of Philadelphia Ironworkers Union Boss Denies Request To Excuse JurorThe judge presiding over the racketeering trial of former Philadelphia Ironworkers Local 401 leader Joseph Dougherty has denied a request to excuse one of the jurors.
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.
Guilty Pleas In Ironworkers Federal Racketeering CaseTwo defendants pleaded guilty yesterday, and two more pleas are expected today in the Ironworkers federal racketeering case. A business agent and union worker have admitted to crimes including arson and attempted arson.
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.