Guilty in Illinois

"The message is clear"

When Roy L. Williams, president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, was convicted last week in Chicago's U.S. District Court of conspiring to bribe Senator Howard W. Cannon of Nevada, he was not exactly breaking with Teamster tradition. In 1957 the union's president, David Beck, was found guilty of embezzlement, larceny and income tax evasion. Beck's successor, Jimmy Hoffa, got 13 years in 1964 for jury tampering, fraud and conspiracy. Williams, 67, had thrice before escaped federal conviction. Said Chief Government Prosecutor Douglas R. Roller after the verdict, "The...

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