By BARBARA ROSS
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
The Executive-Secretary Treasurer of the New York District Council of Carpenters and a business agent for one of its locals were convicted yesterday of taking a bribe from a mob-run firm to let it use nonunion workers.
After a day of deliberations, a
Richard, the former son-in-law of the imprisoned boss of the New Jersey-based DeCavalcante crime family, was the key prosecution witness.
Forde, 50, of Woodside,
They were among 38 people and 11 companies indicted on racketeering charges in September 2000 after a three-year probe by the Manhattan district attorney's office and the NYPD into mob-controlled contractors.
Richard, 39, said he put $10,000 cash in an envelope and gave it to Tony Rucereto to give to the union officials over a beer in Hooters, a restaurant across from the hotel on
Forde, who was elected head of the 25,000-member district council in 1999 after his predecessor was convicted of corruption charges, will have to relinquish his post because of the conviction.