Eugene G’Sell, the last of the federally convicted figures associated with Bayonne Local 1588 of the Intl. Longshoremen’s Assn., won’t be spending any time behind bars. U.S. Dist. Judge Mary L. Cooper (N.J., G.H.W. Bush) on Nov. 18 sentenced G’Sell to serve a year’s probation, pay a $100 special assessment and make restitution to the Local — either individually or collectively with co-defendants — of the more than $900,000 that government prosecutors said was embezzled from the union.
Newark attorney Kevin Marino, representing G’Sell, had asked the court to show leniency toward G’Sell because of the defendant’s poor health and his cooperation with federal prosecutors. Three years ago, G’Sell, a former Local 1588 president pled guilty to participating in a conspiracy to steal money from the local by diverting part of their union paychecks to former hiring agent Joseph Lore Jr., whom the government called a Genovese crime family associate.
About a month ago, Angelone lost an appeal of a decision by the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor to revoke his checker’s registration, a license required to work on the docks. Commission Executive Director Thomas DeMaria said that to be eligible to work as a waterfront checker, a candidate must “be of good character and integrity” and that the commission felt Angelone “no longer met that standard of eligibility after his conviction on a federal felony.” [The Jersey Journal, 11/20/04]