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Teamsters Executive Said to Have Obstructed Investigation

Nov. 3, 2016, 7:47 PM

The secretary-treasurer of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters intentionally withheld documents from officials who are working to root out corruption in the union, an investigator said.

A court-appointed independent investigator Oct. 31 alleged IBT Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall, the union’s second in command, withheld e-mails and other documents from review earlier this year. The obstruction was intentional and happened while Hall knew about the investigation “of current high ranking Teamster officers, fund trustees and union employees, including Hall,” investigator Joseph E. diGenova said in the statement.

DiGenova is looking into practices of union officers and employees receiving payments and gifts from...

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