Teamsters Tell Jurors ‘Top Chef’ Fracas Was Just A Picket

Law360, Boston (August 10, 2017, 2:56 PM EDT) -- Four Teamsters accused of roughing up a “Top Chef” television crew to get unneeded truck driving work told a federal jury in closing arguments of their extortion trial Thursday that they’re innocent because they were just trying to get real jobs.

Whatever the jurors might think about the allegations of the Teamsters’ distasteful behavior in the parking lot of the Milton, Massachusetts, restaurant in June 2014 — chest bumps, racial slurs, flashed knives, and threats to attack host Padma Lakshmi — they can’t convict the Teamsters...
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