Salvatore Lagrosse, a former New Jersey pier dock supervisor and member of the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) Local 1235, was sentenced to 12 months for his role in a conspiracy to extort money from other ILA members. Lagrosse was one of three defendants in a multi-district organized crime case to plead guilty. The scheme, which also allegedly involves the Genovese organized crime family, involved coercing, through threatened and actual violence, ILA members to make tribute payments around the time that they received payments from the Container Royalty Fund. Vincent Aulisi, a former ILA president, will also serve an 18-year sentence for the part he played in the conspiracy and Thomas Leonardis, another former ILA president, will serve 22 months for his role.