More Sentences Announced in Multi-Million Dollar Racketeering Scheme in NYC

The U.S. Ofc. of Labor-Mgmt. Standards announced the following sentences in the $6 million racketeering case against 26 bosses and members of the Intl Union of Elevator Constructors Local One. All seven were indicted on February 5, 2002 for conspiracy, false pension statements, money laundering conspiracy, money laundering, and unlawful labor payments following a joint investigation by the New York branch of the OLMS, the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s Pension and Welfare Benefits Admin., the FBI, and the IRS. They were all sentenced in the U.S. Dist. Ct. for the Eastern District of NY. All seven were sentenced in the U.S. Dist. Ct. for the East. Dist. of NY.

On February 10, 2003, Edward Donohue, a member of Elevator Constructors Local One, was sentenced to spend three years on probation, perform 400 hours of community service, pay $244,996 in restitution, pay a fine of $1,000, and pay a $100 assessment. In addition, Donohue must forfeit $72,000 to the United States government, representing the total sum of unlawful contributions made on behalf of the defendant to all benefit plans affiliated with Local One of the International Union of Elevator Constructors. On October 10, 2002, Donohue pled guilty to conspiracy to demand and receive unlawful labor payments.

On February 10, 2003, James Cassidy, an employee of Elevator Constructors Local One, was sentenced to spend three years on probation, perform 400 hours of community service, pay $40,000 in restitution, pay a fine of $3,750, and pay a $100 assessment. In addition, Cassidy must forfeit $31,817 to the United States government, representing the total sum of unlawful contributions made on behalf of the defendant to all benefit plans affiliated with Local One of the International Union of Elevator Constructors. On October 10, 2002, Cassidy pled guilty to conspiracy to demand and receive unlawful labor payments.

On January 24, 2003, Karen Gordan, a member of Elevator Constructors Local One, was sentenced to spend three years on probation, perform 400 hours of community service, pay $140,357 in restitution, and pay a $100 assessment. In addition, Gordan must forfeit $55,726 to the United States government, representing the total sum of unlawful contributions made on behalf of the defendant to all benefit plans affiliated with Local One of the International Union of Elevator Constructors. On November1, 2002, Gordan pled guilty to conspiracy to demand and receive unlawful labor payments.

On January 24, 2003, Paul Downey, a member of Elevator Constructors Local One, was sentenced to spend three years on probation, perform 400 hours of community service, pay $101,141 in restitution, pay a $5,000 fine, and pay a $100 assessment. In addition, Paul Downey must forfeit $24,949 to the United States government, representing the total sum of unlawful contributions made on behalf of the defendant to all benefit plans affiliated with Local One of the International Union of Elevator Constructors. On October 17, 2002, Paul Downey pled guilty to conspiracy to demand and receive unlawful labor payments.

On January 24, 2003, Kevin Murphy, a member of Elevator Constructors Local One, was sentenced to spend three years on probation, perform 400 hours of community service, pay $12,252.98 in restitution, pay a $500 fine, and pay a $100 assessment. In addition, Murphy must forfeit $3,311 representing the total sum of unlawful contributions made on behalf of the defendant to all benefit plans affiliated with Local One of the International Union of Elevator Constructors. On September 11, 2002, Murphy pled guilty to conspiracy to demand and receive unlawful labor payments.

On January 24, 2003, Michael O’Gara, a member of Elevator Constructors Local One, was sentenced to spend three years on probation, perform 400 hours of community service, pay $69,452.24 in restitution, pay a $5,000 fine, and pay a $100 assessment. In addition, O’Gara must forfeit $8,458.76 to the United States government, representing the total sum of unlawful contributions made on behalf of the defendant to all benefit plans affiliated with Local One of the International Union of Elevator Constructors. On October 17, 2002, O’Gara pled guilty to conspiracy to demand and receive unlawful labor payments.

On January 24, 2003, William Tracy, a member of Elevator Constructors Local One, was sentenced to spend three years on probation, perform 400 hours of community service, pay $23,127 in restitution, pay a $500 fine, and pay a $100 assessment. On September 11, 2002, Tracy pled guilty to conspiracy to demand and receive unlawful labor payments. [OLMS 2/20/03]