Saturday, August 15, 2009



The feds are seeking to disqualify the lawyer for an allegedly mobbed-up contractors' representative accused of paying bribes in a massive labor-racketeering scheme.

The scheme led to the ouster of carpenters boss Michael Forde and two other union leaders.

Joseph Olivieri's attorney has a "non-waiveable" conflict of interest because she's a "fact witness" regarding a perjury charge against him, prosecutor Lisa Zornberg said in court yesterday.

Zornberg said lawyer Michele Bonsignore represented Olivieri, a reputed Genovese family associate, when he denied under oath having any business dealings with drywall contractor James Murray, who is under indictment.

Olivieri was named last week in a sweeping, 29-count Manhattan federal court indictm

1 comment:

  1. But of course its the same thing. Any member that goes along with this status quo of cover up is lying to him or herself.
    What I said re: 157 goes here also, DON'T TELL ME THOMASSEN SHIELL ETC.. DIDN'T HAVE ANY IDEA. AND NOW DEVEREAUX IS IN CHARGE. Remember he took a bribe and that was proven. Forget that jury/soprano crap. And forget about that working out of jurisdiction thing re:157


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