Hoffa's Corruption Connection

The shady characters at the heart of the corruption scandal that is bringing down International VP Rome Aloise have ties to General President Hoffa too. 


Hoffa’s top power broker in the West, Rome Aloise, has been charged with serial corruption violations, involving a shady cast of characters—each one with their own ties to Hoffa.

Aloise was caught signing a sham contract with Charles Bertucio. The phony contract provided Teamster benefits to Bertucio, the owner of an investment firm. 

It turns out that Charles Bertucio is an employer pal and golfing buddy of Hoffa's. In 2013, Hoffa joined Bertucio on a golf trip to Scotland along with Aloise and Hoffa campaign operative Richard Leebove. In 2014 the same gang went to Ireland for a golf junket, joined by International Trustee and Carhaul Director Kevin Moore. 


Aloise faces charges for soliciting the illegal gifts from SWS executives—along with other employers, while he was in contract negotiations with them. SWS bosses praised Aloise for pressuring Teamster Local 792 to go easy on the company in bargaining. 

One of the recipients  of the employer gifts obtained by Aloise was Hoffa’s Executive Assistant Willie Smith who was given six tickets to an exclusive Playboy Club Superbowl Party in New Orleans. The gift from corporate executives to a labor official violated federal law. An executive from SWS, an employer of 2000 Teamsters, wrote to Aloise that he was “happy to pay” for “Hoffa’s key guy.” 


When members ran for office against a friend of Rome Aloise in Stockton Local 601, Aloise hired campaign operatives to run an attack campaign to discredit the members. Investigators have now charged Aloise with using employer and union resources to illegally finance his dirty campaign against the rank and file.

Once again, Hoffa's fingerprinters are all over this scandal. The campaign operative hired by Aloise is none other than Richard Leebove is a high-paid consultant to the IBT and a Hoffa campaign operative who specializes in attacking union reformers.

Leebove was caught shaking down employers for illegal contributions to the Hoffa Campaign—and making illegal campaign contributions of his own to the tune of $167,675. He was banned from one International election and suspended from another for violations. After each scandal, Hoffa has put Leebove back on the IBT gravy train. 

Read More:

Rome Aloise: Hoffa's Main Man in the West Charged with Corruption

Hoffa's Corruption Scandals Through the Years

Why Hoffa Can't Kick the Corruption Habit


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  • Jennifer J. Lancaster
    commented 2018-08-08 15:03:57 -0400
    Yes, this has become an international topic and the scandal is huge, there are many leading people involved in this corruption. I have to see an article in an https://www.essaywritinglab.co.uk/assignment/ writing service and they told the facts about the corruption. It is happening for a long time and people involved are big shots and they are going to face the government.
  • Debra Baldwin
    commented 2017-06-19 07:41:58 -0400
    Botch – is one of the reasons for debasement in any general public, particularly in the immature nations. Open authorities who are in charge of the administering of open assets are not skillful and dependable in their http://www.pro-academic.co.uk/do-my-dissertation/ administration of these assets. Open authorities; subsequently, utilized people in general treasuries as though it were their private assets to advance themselves and honor misdirecting contracts to the most elevated bidders.
  • Stephanie McAllister
    followed this page 2016-10-19 11:11:43 -0400
  • Bruce Swearingen
    commented 2016-05-29 03:16:34 -0400
    Hoffa’s international slate of officers is loaded with Racketeering officials who have had issues and investigations by the IRB.
    Seems like a surefire way to get a multiple salary.have your local trusteed for tradeshow racketeering!

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