NYC Labor Leader Arrested On Racketeering Charges

Law360, New York (October 17, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The president of the nation’s largest labor council and a New York City assemblyman was arrested Tuesday on 44 counts of racketeering charges based on accusations he stole more than $2 million from state and labor unions for his own personal use.

Brian M. McLaughlin, the president of the New York City Central Labor Council and a Democratic assemblyman in Queens, surrendered on Tuesday morning in Manhattan.

If convicted, McLaughlin could face up to 500 years in jail, according to the Department of Justice.

He was...
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