Police Raid NY Newspapers in Union Mob Probe

November 18, 2009

(ChattahBox)–The offices of several New York newspapers were raided yesterday by police officers armed with search warrants, as part of a developing investigation into corruption and mob influence of a powerful labor union. The offices of The New York Times, the New York Post, the Daily News and El Diario were searched for documents and files relating to the Newspaper and Mail Deliverers Union, responsible for delivery of newspapers.

District Attorney Robert Morgenthau said, that “The investigation solely concerns business activity and practice and is completely unrelated to the content of any publication.” The 1,600-member union has long been suspected of having mob connections. A similar probe in the 1990s led to criminal indictments filed against then union President Douglas LaChance, with allegations he was associated with the Luchese crime family. LaChance was later acquitted.

Morgenthau also raided the offices of a labor union, but would not disclose the identity of the union.



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