Saturday, August 21, 2010

Why Did Crooked Carpenter Big Shot Brian Hayes Plead Guilty

On August 13, prosecutors asked a judge to let them introduce new evidence of the "considerable drinking" by carpenters Local 608 business agent Brian Hayes as part of the corruption case against him.

The Manhattan federal-court filing (see below) says Hayes "cultivated his criminal relationship with other union officials and assorted contractors over drinks at Irish pubs throughout the city."

Cooperating witnesses were set to testify that "bribes were paid to Hayes and other corrupt union officials in the very same Irish pubs where Hayes would meet his co-conspirators to drink."

The daytime elbow-bending also put Hayes "on notice" that his union buddies "were themselves violating their fiduciary duties to monitor accurately the carpenters working on job sites," and were going to rat him out for pocketing cash payoffs.

The feds intended to introduce two audio recordings of a co-conspirator of Hayes who has since pleaded guilty to making cash bribes to Hayes on behalf of EMB and began cooperating with the Government.

Hayes continue to tell his co-conspirators that the "charges against him were false, and he would beat the the charges, and not to worry." 

In addition this co-conspirator was expected to testify at trial that Hayes accepted among other things, free decking material and labor from EMB to build his Manhattan bar, McGarry's, in exchange for letting EMB hire nonunion workers and pay employees at his work sites below minimum wage and off the books, and run a Bronx job without a union shop steward.

2010-08-13 Hayes Govt's Mot in Limine

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