Monday, December 3, 2012

Liar Liar

Liar Liar Lebo!
This is an excerpt of the Fifth Interim Report of the Review Officer, covering June 4, 2012, to December 3, 2012.

 The Resignation of the District Council President

The President of the District Council -- who also served as a trustee of the Benefit Funds and salaried assistant to the Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the District Council -- resigned his positions in September, after a Notice of Possible Action was issued to him by my office on September 19, 2012.

The conduct under investigation did not relate to a violation of the Consent Decree’s permanent injunction against racketeering activity or to any act relating to loss to or theft from the Union.

He admitted to me that he lied when I questioned him about certain events relating to an official inquiry I was conducting. I consider the matter appropriately concluded with his departure.

This is an excerpt of an article we posted on September 23, 2012.

The New York City District Council of Carpenters is once again rocked by scandal as President/Benefit Fund Trustee and Bilello administration political appointee and longtime adviser, William S. Lebo was forced to resign Friday amid allegations of inappropriate behavior an informed source said.

In a brief letter posted on the councils website late Friday morning, Executive Secretary-Treasurer Mike Bilello wrote:

"William S. Lebo officially tendered his resignation from his position as President of the New York City and Vicinity District Council of Carpenters on Friday, September 21, 2012. Due to personal reasons that include the tragic passing of his wife this year, Brother Lebo is unable to devote the full time and attention that is required to fully serve our membership and fulfill the responsibilities of President."

Bilello gave no thanks or praise for Lebo's work during the last nine months, no wishing him well, or mention of severance pay or the procedure to fill the vacated position.

Thursday we reported that Lebo was vetoed by Review Officer (RO) Dennis Walsh.

In a response to an email for comment, the RO confirmed that a "Notice of Possible Action" was served on Bill Lebo last week.


  1. His pants aren't even on fire?

  2. Who, what, when where, why & how Dennis? Those are the basics of reporting information...We got the "who" he lied to - so fill in the rest please?

    Never mind the confidentiality or there's another investigation lines either. He was into something & members, especially those who voted for him have a right to know exactly what it was that you were after him for, with no spin.

  3. What was the "OFFICIAL INQUIRY" about? Was it the Blue Card, was it Sexual Harassment at the DC, was it about not attending Church? C'mon, what gives?

    Was it his endless attacks & verbal assaults & childish rants aimed at John Musumeci regarding the First Amendment, Free Speech, Motions made at Delegate or Union Meetings or simply running his blog and providing intelligent info to the rank & file?

    We can handle the truth - can DC say the same thing?


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