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Two former high-ranking International Longshoremen’s Association officials and a Genovese mobster pleaded guilty to a racketeering conspiracy that included a three-decade scheme to extort dockworkers for “Christmas tribute” payoffs.

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Szakonyi_JOC said: RT @JosephBonney: Former ILA leader Al Cernadas, two others plead guilty, admit roles in "Christmas tribute" extortion racket. http://t.co/
JosephBonney said: Former ILA leader Al Cernadas, two others plead guilty, admit roles in "Christmas tribute" extortion racket. http://t.co/ePNbMbs3zq
PeterTirschwell said: Few inspection resources means lots of poor quality or dangerous goods make it into the US, @nytimes says http://t.co/VFyOgkGNWW
Szakonyi_JOC said: RT @jockoconnell: Symptom of congestion at West Coast seaports: Tonnage-wise, airborne imports into SFO in November jumped 17.7% from Novem…
PeterTirschwell said: RT @JOC_Updates: Japan expresses concern to DC over delays of US forage exports bc of WC port congestion, @Szakonyi_JOC reports http://t.co
PeterTirschwell said: WSJ calls ILWU “the union that stole Christmas” http://t.co/fQQ5R9IugC but @Szakonyi_JOC says reality is more nuanced http://t.co/QcLNwJM4Hf
CoolCargoes said: Castellini plans new $52M East Coast produce hub http://t.co/yLovmwlJIQ
Szakonyi_JOC said: @Intermodalist Not till Labor Day but she plans far in advance for everything.
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