Tuesday, July 20, 2010

EXCLUSIVE: Greaney, Plea Agreement

On Friday, July 16, John Greaney, the former president and business manager of Local 608 of the New York City District Council of Carpenters, pleaded guilty in Manhattan federal court before United States Magistrate Judge Henry B. Pitman to all 13 counts against him.

Greaney is the seventh defendant in the case to plead guilty, and the highest-ranking Carpenters Union official to do so.

Greaney pleaded guilty to racketeering, embezzlement, taking bribes and perjury. He admitted he manipulated union work lists and allowing union members, including illegal immigrants, to work off the books. He also admitted to obstructing a court-ordered investigation of corruption at the District Council and he implicated other union members, including the former head of the union, Michael Forde and former business agent Brian Hayes.

Greaney would face 155 years in prison on charges, but prosecutors will ask for leniency if he fully cooperates - and helps them nail Forde and Hayes.

Below is the plea agreement John Greany signed on July 12, which he agrees to among other things, disclose all informational with respect to the activities of himself and others and cooperate fully with the Government and truthfully testify at any trial.

Greaney, John Plea Agreement

3 comments:

  1. Richard DorroughJuly 20, 2010 at 7:50 PM

    I wonder if,similar to a crooked cop or DA, any hearing,contract,DOL case or DOL/EBSA/ETC Decision where they deferred to Greaneys authority, can be overturned since it is now shown he was a crook at the time.
    I wonder if any member who was tossed out of the Union based on any order of,by testimony of or due to any connection to Greaney during the time period he just admitted he was a crook can seek reinstatement.

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