WTC Debris Hauling Bosses Charged With $1M Union Fraud

Law360, New York (December 23, 2011, 2:27 PM EST) -- Two trucking company owners whose outfits hauled debris from the World Trade Center reconstruction were charged with fraud for allegedly withholding pay and $1 million in benefits from their union staff, according to an indictment unsealed Thursday.

Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn, N.Y., say Gerardo P. Fusella, 36, and Vincent J. Fusella Jr., 30, bribed a union stop steward so they could underreport the number of hours their truck drivers worked on the union WTC job.

The men also illegally diverted work from their union trucking company...
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