What Does Obama, The Gambino, The Genovese And The Colombo Crime Families Have In Common?
Barack Obama reached into bowels of one of the most corrupt unions in American history for his recess appointment of Richard Griffin, Jr. to the National Labor Relations Board (NRLB). Richard Griffin, was former general counsel for the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Union which has over 400,000 members.
The IOUE has an extremely colorful past that reads like a mob movie script. According to public documents obtained by Fox News:
“..more than 60 IUOE members have been arrested, indicted or jailed in the last decade on charges that include labor racketeering, extortion, criminal enterprise, bodily harm and workplace sabotage. In some of the more egregious examples, federal prosecutors alleged in February 2003 that the Genovese and Colombo crime families wrested control of two IUOE locals, and stole $3.6 million from major New York area construction projects — including the Museum of Modern Art and minor league baseball stadiums for the Yankees and Mets in Staten and Coney Islands..”
Fox News goes on to list some of the individual union members and associates prosecuted in various investigations:
- Andrew Merola, a high-ranking member of the Gambino crime family who, in 2010, admitted to committing nine different acts of racketeering, including wire fraud involving a no-show/low-show job he got as an operating engineer for local 825 of the IUOE.
- James Roemer, a former treasurer of Operating Engineers local 14, who was sentenced in September 2003 to 41 months imprisonment and ordered to pay $2.7 million in restitution for conspiracy to fraudulently receive unlawful labor payments.
- Joel Waverly Cacace, Sr. The imprisoned acting boss of the Colombo crime family conspired with IUOE members to get a paid no-show construction job for his son, Jo-Jo Cacace, Jr. The senior Cacace was sent to prison in February 2003 for 20 years. The three-year investigation that sent him to jail also produced more than 24 other convictions.
Should this surprise anybody? Obama and his fellow mobsters from Chicago are running the ultimate ponzi scheme on the American people. Obama takes our money and promises a future return while at the same time spending it lavishly on his friends and supporters. Lie, cheat,steal, divert attention, blame everybody else, and never take any responsibility for yourself… that is the “Chicago Way” Obama brought to the White House.
The Chicago way is Obama’s “Washington” way