Teamsters Acquitted In 'Top Chef' Extortion Case

Law360, Boston (August 15, 2017, 11:01 AM EDT) -- Four Massachusetts Teamsters were acquitted Tuesday of trying to strong-arm a “Top Chef” television production into hiring union labor at a picket that turned violent.

Robert Cafarelli, left, leaves Boston federal court on Tuesday after his acquittal on charges of trying to extort the "Top Chef" television show, accompanied by his attorney, Carmine Lepore. (Brian Amaral | Law360) A federal jury in Boston, after deliberating for 19 and a half hours, found the union members not guilty on extortion conspiracy and attempted extortion charges stemming from...
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