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Carpenter's Union Officials Indicted for Bribes

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

The head of a large carpenters' union, and nine other officials have been indicted for receiving approximately $1 million in bribes from contractors. In exchange, federal prosecutors say the officials allowed contractors to pay less than union wages, and avoid contributions to union pension funds. Michael Forde, head of the District Council of Carpenters, is charged with racketeering, conspiracy and other counts. An attorney for the union, Greg Rothman, says the charges are serious, but the suspects are innocent until proven guilty.

The DA's office says eight of those named in the indictment were arrested today, and two are at large.

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