More Trouble on DC37’s Horizon

Despite suffering an embarrassing 27 indictments in recent months, the Am. Fed. of State, County & Municipal Employees Dist. Council 37’s corruption parade may not be over. Reportedly, Manhattan Dist. Atty. Robert M. Morgenthau plans to empanel a new grand jury in Sep. to hear new evidence about wrongdoing by DC37 bosses. In addition to more vote fraud investigations, Morgenthau is also reportedly examining alleged kickbacks from insurance firms and union attorneys.  Prosecutors are also investigating allegations of mob-influence within some DC37’s locals. [N.Y. Times 7/12/99]

Morgenthau is also reviewing expenses of Local 420 headed by reputed-reformer and 27-year incumbent James Butler. The probe reportedly include Butler’s expenses, which appear to be personal, and building fund that paid for demolition work that apparently never occured. [N.Y. Post 7/7/99]

“As long as you have a pulse and pay your union dues, the AFL-CIO is there to wipe up your drool.”

– Columnist Tom Knott on the Metro. Wash. (D.C.) Council AFL-CIO’s mindless support of the bloated D.C. municipal government. [Washington Times 7/8/99]