Former union official pleads guilty to bribery charges

The former president of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825 pleaded guilty today to accepting bribes and tax evasion, according to a press release form the U.S. Attorney’s office.

Peter O. Strannemar, 66, pleaded guilty to demanding and accepting about $112,000 in bribes from two contractors doing work on the Goldman Sachs Tower construction project in Jersey City beginning in 2001.

Anthony Mann, a top engineer on the project, also pleaded guilty to taking bribes.

A third defendant, union Business Manager Anthony Campbell, is awaiting trial.

Former union official pleads guilty to bribery charges