Three Contractors, Genovese Mobster Plead Guilty

plasterers-and-cement-masons-logoMany major construction projects in New York City face an unwritten law:  If you want the work completed, pay the mob tax.  Those who collect are the Mafia, and unions and contractors friendly to it.  Those who pay are the general public and the workers who receive substandard wages and benefits.  But tax relief may be on the way.  On Monday, April 10, three mob-linked drywall contractors and a Genovese crime family soldier admitted in federal court in Manhattan to taking part in a scheme involving a pair of labor unions. 


Contractors James Delio, his brother Joseph Delio, and Fred Nisall copped mail fraud, embezzlement and extortion pleas, while Genovese made man Robert Carbone pleaded guilty to extorting officers of Local 530 of the Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons International Association.  With the help of the Genoveses, the Delios and Nisall hired nonunion labor off the books, in the process