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Justice is Slow, But Hoffa Finally Pays

May 9, 2007: Justice was slow but Hoffa and his slate have finally been forced to pay over $100,000 that they failed to pay employers during the 2006 election campaign. On March 28 the Election Supervisor ordered the Hoffa campaign to pay in full, with interest (2007 ESD 407). Hoffa had tried to convert the debt to employer contributions, but TDU attorney Barbara Harvey successfully argued that it would be illegal. Hoffa’s attorney (and son),...

Hoffa Associates Charged

May 9, 2007: International Vice President Frank Gillen was charged on April 26 by the Independent Review Board (IRB) with giving false testimony under oath. He faces a hearing and could be expelled from the Teamsters Union, if the charge is sustained. Gillen is charged with lying to cover up his association with Thomas Ryan, who was banned from the Teamsters for embezzling union funds. Gillen heads Local 500, Philadelphia Joint Council 53, the Pennsylvania...

Philly Inquirer: Gillen Facing Federal Charges

May 3, 2006: In November, longtime Philadelphia Teamsters leader Francis "Frank" J. Gillen reached a pinnacle in his union career: election as international vice president for the eastern region of the United States. Now Gillen, who leads state and regional Teamsters organizations as well as Local 500 in Philadelphia, faces allegations by a federal investigatory board that may cause him to lose all his leadership jobs and his union membership. Read the full article in...

Billy Hogan Indicted; Frank Gillen Charged

May 2, 2007: It’s been a bad week for top associates of James Hoffa: Billy Hogan, Hoffa’s one-time running mate, has been charged with criminal contempt. And Frank Gillen, recently elected IBT Vice President on the Hoffa ticket, was charged by the Independent Review Board (IRB) with lying under oath about his associations with a banned Teamster official. Frank Gillen and James Hoffa, Jr.Hogan has been charged with criminal contempt for violating his permanent ban...

Looking for Your Officers? Check the Poker Tables

April 27, 2007: If you're having trouble finding your local officers this week, here's where they might be: Hoffa's Unity Conference, Inaugural Celebration, Golf Tournament, and Poker Tournament, all happening this week in Las Vegas. The whole gala is paid for by your dues. The Unity Conference starts on Sunday, April 29, and runs through Thursday, May 3. According to the IBT website, from Tuesday through Thursday meetings are only scheduled from 9:00 am to...
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