3 Ironworkers Expected to Plead in Intimidation Case
The Daily News reports that three members of the Ironworkers union are expected to plead guilty to racketeering and conspiracy charges next month. Ten members of the union have been charged in the case.
James Walsh, William Gillin and Francis Sean O’Donnell are expected to enter guilty pleas at hearings in September, according to court documents filed yesterday and their attorneys.
Walsh was the union’s “hit man” and Gillin was part of the “hit team,” the indictment said. Both men were accused of various arsons, destroying property and other criminal acts.
Walsh and Gillin, in particular, are accused of setting a December 2012 fire at the site of construction of Chestnut Hill Friends meetinghouse, which was using non-union labor.
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