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Breaking the devil's pact : the battle to free the Teamsters from the mob

Author: James B Jacobs; Kerry T Cooperman
Publisher: New York : NYU Press, ©2011.
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"In 1988, despite powerful Congressional opposition, U.S. Attorney Rudy Giuliani brought a massive civil racketeering (RICO) suit against the leaders of the behemoth International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) and more than two dozen Cosa Nostra (LCN) leaders. Intending to land a fatal blow to the mafia, Giuliani asserted that the union and organized-crime defendants had formed a devil's pact. He charged the IBT  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Trials, litigation, etc
Named Person: Rudolph W Giuliani; Rudolph W Giuliani
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James B Jacobs; Kerry T Cooperman
ISBN: 9780814743089 0814743080 9780814743669 0814743668 9780814743676 0814743676
OCLC Number: 724667319
Description: xxv, 310 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introducing the litigants and the judge --
The civil RICO complaint and settlement --
IBT resistance and Judge Edelstein's resolve : July 1989-September 1992 --
Establishing new disciplinary machinery : July 1989-September 1992 --
An insurgent's triumph : the IBT's 1991 election --
General President Carey and the IRB : 1992-1997 --
The 1996 election scandal --
The 1998 Rerun Election and emerging dominance of James P. Hoffa --
The 2001 election, the demise of project RISE and the IRB's third term --
The 2006 election, the IRB's fourth term and the lead up to the 2011 Election --
Lessons, reflections and speculations.
Responsibility: James B. Jacobs, Kerry T. Cooperman.
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