Investigations Officer Blasts Hoffa Administration

The court-appointed Independent Investigations Officer (IIO) has issued a first-year report to the US Attorney and James Hoffa, and it consists entirely of blasting the Hoffa administration for illegally obstructing the investigations, and violating the consent order to “shield a political ally”, Rome Aloise.

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“The Aloise matter reeks with the IBT’s bad faith,” IIO Joseph diGenova concludes. It goes on to discuss “The obvious GEB subterfuge to avoid its obligation to adjudicate very serious charges against an International Vice President and political ally for betraying the members’ trust.”

Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TDU) and the Fred Zuckerman Teamsters United slate have made the same arguments in their appeal to the Election Appeals Master: that the Hoffa administration stalled justice and investigations for a year, at members’ expense, to shield political allies and avoid hearings until after the IBT election of November 2016.

You can read the Annual Report of the Independent Investigations Officer for yourself.

 


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  • commented 2017-05-18 00:20:58 -0400
    $$ LAWYERS n LOVE $$ Hoe did this ei ei yo ‘BLAST’…, turn into a hand blown kiss
  • commented 2017-03-04 07:52:10 -0500
    Scumbags
  • commented 2017-02-21 11:46:59 -0500
    Like many of you, I was on the Teamsters United conference call yesterday. A couple of things that got my attention and was wondering how others felt.

    First of all Tim Sylvestor seemed very confident that we would NOT have to wait five years for a new election, and Fred would be General President before then. Does anybody know why the campaign has this confidence considering the fact the election supervisor just denied the protest?

    Second. What information does the campaign have on Hoffa? Court papers seem to suggest that high ranking officials are targets in this investigation into “serious crimes.” Hoffa was barely mentioned yesterday, and it would seem that Sean O’Brien is now the focus, suggesting to me at least, that he will be Fred’s opposition in the future. Thoughts?

    Finally, the campaign talks about the use of dues money to delay this investigation until after the election. That of course is important, however I think what is even more important, is the level of corruption the IBT is hiding. Specifically, what are these serious crimes that are under investigation? It is clear from court papers that have been made public that there are issues that are under investigation that have not been made public yet? Apparently, an insider at the IBT anonymously tipped of Federal Investigators about these crimes in a report submitted sometime back. That report is supposedly included among documents in a court docket. The Hoffa administration has discredited the report in court papers, but it seems the Feds have garnered considerable information supporting what is in this report. I am assuming the Aloise/Smith shenanigans was included in the report, but obviously, that information was public prior to the election, so has no influence on protest. Nobody seems to want to talk about this important matter! Does anybody have any knowledge of who are the targets of this investigations and for what crimes?
  • commented 2017-02-21 11:46:58 -0500
    Like many of you, I was on the Teamsters United conference call yesterday. A couple of things that got my attention and was wondering how others felt.

    First of all Tim Sylvestor seemed very confident that we would NOT have to wait five years for a new election, and Fred would be General President before then. Does anybody know why the campaign has this confidence considering the fact the election supervisor just denied the protest?

    Second. What information does the campaign have on Hoffa? Court papers seem to suggest that high ranking officials are targets in this investigation into “serious crimes.” Hoffa was barely mentioned yesterday, and it would seem that Sean O’Brien is now the focus, suggesting to me at least, that he will be Fred’s opposition in the future. Thoughts?

    Finally, the campaign talks about the use of dues money to delay this investigation until after the election. That of course is important, however I think what is even more important, is the level of corruption the IBT is hiding. Specifically, what are these serious crimes that are under investigation? It is clear from court papers that have been made public that there are issues that are under investigation that have not been made public yet? Apparently, an insider at the IBT anonymously tipped of Federal Investigators about these crimes in a report submitted sometime back. That report is supposedly included among documents in a court docket. The Hoffa administration has discredited the report in court papers, but it seems the Feds have garnered considerable information supporting what is in this report. I am assuming the Aloise/Smith shenanigans was included in the report, but obviously, that information was public prior to the election, so has no influence on protest. Nobody seems to want to talk about this important matter! Does anybody have any knowledge of who are the targets of this investigations and for what crimes?
  • commented 2017-02-18 13:21:57 -0500
    Hoffa belongs in prison, like his father, and should have to pay back to everyone all the money he has stolen over the years from all the teamsters. If Hoffa wasn’t his last name that under qualified loser would never be president…….
  • commented 2017-02-18 06:07:17 -0500
    its time to drain the swamp!!!!!
  • commented 2017-02-16 18:16:15 -0500
    In other news… pitchforks & Kiki torches are flying off the shelves at feedlots & Hardware outlets!!
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