ILA Boss Pedro Pastrana-Gonzalez Pleads Guilty to Crimes

US Department of Labor Investigation Update

Pedro Pastrana-Gonzalez, a union boss for ILA Local 1740, pleaded guilty to labor racketeering. This wasn’t the only guilty plea that day. Iara I. Clemente-Rivera of the same union pleaded guilty as well.

From the Department of Labor:

On August 16, 2023, in the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, Pedro Pastrana-Gonzalez, member of International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) Local 1740 (located in San Juan, P.R.), pleaded guilty to labor racketeering (RICO Act), in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1962(d). The guilty plea follows a joint investigation by the OLMS New York District Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Labor’s Office of Inspector General, and Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration.