|Virtual News Blackout Imposed|
On Sunday, we reported that Lawrence D’Errico, has been fired by UBC Supervisor Frank Spencer, on Friday March 18th.
We also reported that RO, has begun a new phase of investigation pertaining to organized crime influence over the affairs of the District Council, its affiliated local unions and members, and we reported the RO has netted seven other council employees in his mob corruption probe.
There is no information posted on the Councils Latest News & Archives website, which is paid for by the membership, on what we reported.
A virtual news blackout has been imposed, Council officials are tight-lipped regarding Walsh's investigation of organized crime influence over the Council several sources said.
On Monday, after inquiring, I received official confirmation from Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) John Ballantyne regarding D'Errico.
"Lawrence D’Errico was suspended without pay until such time as he is able to resolve his issue with the Review Office or the Review Officer makes a final determination and vetoes his employment," Ballantyne wrote.
"At this time, the Review Officer is considering vetoing Lawrence’s employment, therefore it is the policy of the New York City District Council of Carpenters to suspend the employee without pay until such time as the member is able to resolve their issue or the RO makes a final determination to veto their employment."
D'Errico was out on personal days after receiving the RO's written "NOTICE OF POSSIBLE ACTION, and UBC officials wanted to give D'Errico the news in person but decided they couldn't wait any longer, and convened Friday morning and telephoned D'Errico suspending him without pay an informed source said.