• Following a guilty plea to one count of wire fraud, Michael Urgola, former business manager of Laborers´ Internal Union 1153 Local, was sentenced to 33 months in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of $10,000 for unlawfully using his position with the union to assist Andrew Merola, a reputed member of the Gambino crime family, by providing associates of Merola with union work.
  • The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed a District Court´s conviction of two UAW officials on charges of conspiracy. The UAW officials extorted General Motors Corporation into giving unqualified union members jobs.