Ghost Story: The Teamsters boss is indicted

The Teamsters boss is indicted

The two indictments spelled out numerous counts that added up to a double whammy last week. Whammy No. 1, from a grand jury in Cleveland, slapped racketeering charges on Jackie Presser, the big (350-lbs.) but hard-to-hit president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Whammy No. 2, from a grand jury in Washington, charged an FBI agent with lying to protect Presser, who is said to have been a federal snitch since 1972.

The agent, Robert Friedrick, is accused of falsely stating that the FBI had authorized Presser to commit the crimes he is now charged with: embezzling union money as salaries...

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