Bloomberg Law
Feb. 20, 2020, 4:34 PM

Suspended Teamsters Official Hit With New Corruption Claims

Andrew Wallender
Andrew Wallender

A California union official seen as a possible candidate for president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters is facing potential charges of racketeering and intimidation by the union’s oversight officers.

The union’s Independent Investigations Officer Joseph E. diGenova said in a 31-page memorandum that International Vice President Rome Aloise engaged in “methodical and Machiavellian steps” to maintain his grip over the Teamsters while serving a two-year suspension for accepting payoffs during contract negotiations.

Although diGenova’s memo doesn’t represent a formal conviction of Aloise, it sets the stage for his expulsion from the union and could even lead to an ...

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