Coli Charged by Investigations Officer over Benefit Funds

John Coli is already under indictment for allegedly trading labor peace for employer payoffs of $25,000 per quarter. Now, he has been charged by the Independent Investigations Officer (IIO) for stonewalling corruption investigators.


Corruption investigators from the IIO tried to question Coli about steering millions of dollars in Teamster business to his son’s law firm and contracts he awarded to other vendors, including HMC Healthworks.

Coli refused to cooperate with investigators and asserted the fifth amendment. But the IIO investigation included matters unrelated to his indictment: alleged corruption involving benefit funds and the funneling of millions of dollars in Teamster business to Coli’s family members.

Coli has been the head of Illinois Joint Council 25 and has been Hoffa’s chief power broker in the Central Region, until his abrupt resignation one month ago, when the federal indictment was about to issue.


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  • commented 2017-11-03 21:50:33 -0400
    The 1 time vacation payout does not meet the definition of embezzlement.This political driven charge has been debunked.
    Has a complaint been sent to I DO?
    Suggest 804 exec board Google
  • commented 2017-08-30 18:52:31 -0400
    I’m just curious when will Tdu post the story about Tim Sylvester being charged by Local 804 executive board for embezzlement.
  • commented 2017-08-27 21:06:03 -0400
    Dyeah tink it’z gotz sumpn ta do widda anointed elitists 🐀💩 on
    the members?

    “Its the criminal destruction of Emails Stupid”
  • commented 2017-08-26 07:07:36 -0400
    The collusion between ’ FLAME OUT JOHNNIE’..and HOFFA should
    spell the end of this century of ’ Old Guard’ return to Common Criminals dominating the IBT.
  • commented 2017-08-14 18:31:27 -0400

    This cult of rampant Tribal NEPOTISM of anointed elitists
    These entitled tribes can have their get togethers.
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