Tuesday, August 3, 2010

EXCLUSIVE: Greaney, Plea Transcript

On Friday, July 16,at 11:20 a.m. 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 to all 13 counts against him.

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.

Below is the transcript of the plea.

2010-07-16 Greaney Plea Tr

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