Salvatore Tagliaferro is the former president for the Carpenters Union Local 926 in Brooklyn, New York. Back in April of 2021, he was found guilty to all charges he was brought up on. These included selling union property, wire fraud, aiding and abetting, and conspiracy. You can read more about these charges here. Then on September 8, 2021, he heard his final sentencing. As a result of all his crimes, he must now serve five years in prison. He must also serve two years of supervised release after his prison sentence. Then he must pay nearly half a million dollars in restitution and forfeiture.
From the Department of Labor:
In the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY), Salvatore Tagliaferro, former President of Carpenters Local 926 (located in Brooklyn, N.Y.) and a former New York City District Council of Carpenters Representative, was sentenced to five years in prison followed by two years of supervised release. He was also ordered to pay $145,065 in restitution and $296,400 in forfeiture. […]The sentencing follows a joint investigation by the OLMS New York District Office, the Public Corruption Unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office SDNY, the Department of Labor’s Office of Inspector General, and the New York City Department of Investigation.DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
To read more on this case, please visit the DOL site here.
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