Teamsters local union member James Deamicis a/k/a “Jimmy the Bull” was sentenced to a year in prison for conspiring with other union members and threatening businesses if they did not give jobs to union members. He had faced the possibility of 46 to 57 months in prison under sentencing guidelines and prosecutors asked that he serve 57 months. He also must repay roughly $40,000 that he fraudulently collected in unemployment benefits.
Former UAW official Danny Rawls was sentenced to one year of probation and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $3,208 for concealing acts of theft in financial records of the Shreveport local. The U.S. Labor Department’s office of Labor-Management Standard charged Rawls and UAW local Vice President Gregory Hill with embezzlement totaling more than $12,000.