Brooklyn Carpenters President Convicted in Bribery Conspiracy

Joining Sal Tagliaferro’s union was easy: Just pay the man in cash. Now it’s the boss’ turn to pay. Yesterday, Tagliaferro, president of United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners Local 926, was found guilty by a Manhattan federal jury of one count each of conspiracy, honest services fraud and conversion of union assets for his […]

NYC Carpenters Officials Charged in Union Admissions Bribery Scheme

If you wanted to get into the union, Salvatore Tagliaferro or John DeFalco could help you for a price. It appears now that the two will pay more than they collected. On June 27, Tagliaferro and DeFalco, respectively, president of Local 926 (Brooklyn) and vice president of Local 157 (Manhattan) of the United Brotherhood of […]