The Mob and Members’ Money

April 5, 2005: With members facing pension and health care cuts, RISE investigators uncovered multiple benefit funds in Chicago that contract to service providers with apparent connections to organized crime.

RISE investigators discovered that several funds are giving business to the notorious Group Administrators (GA), an outfit run by David Dorfman. Dorfman’s father Allen is an organized crime figure who was indicted for bilking the Central States Pension Fund out of millions.

Dorfman and GA were dumped from Local 743 in 1995, when an IBT-appointed trustee caught them soaking the fund with excessive fees. So why are Teamster funds still using Dorfman and Group Associates?

That’s what investigators wanted to know. Incredibly, Dorfman and GA are not only working with Locals 714 and 781, but they’re back at Local 743 too!

Another firm, Leahy and Associates served as broker for at least 10 Teamster-affiliated benefit funds in the Chicago area as of 2002.
The head of Leahy and Associates is under indictment in a RICO lawsuit for operating a racketeering enterprise along with members of the Duff family who are considered by Chicago law enforcement authorities to be linked to organized crime.

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