Ex-Chicago Teamsters Chief Pleads Not Guilty To Extortion

Law360, Chicago (July 21, 2017, 8:11 PM EDT) -- The former leader of the Teamsters in the Chicago area appeared in Illinois federal court Friday to answer to charges he extorted a local business, entering a plea of not guilty to allegations he used threats of labor action to collect $100,000.

John T. Coli Sr. appeared before U.S. District Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer for the first time following his indictment on charges he used his position in the powerful union to extort the cash from the unnamed business. His attorney Joseph J. Duffy of Loeb &...
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USA v. Coli


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1:17-cr-00470

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Illinois Northern

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July 12, 2017

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