Former ILA local prez pleads guilty to extortion conspiracy

The former president of the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) Local 1235 was sentenced today to 18 months in prison for conspiring to extort longshoremen on the New Jersey piers for Christmastime tribute payments, New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman and Eastern District of New York U.S. Attorney Loretta E. Lynch announced.
Vincent Aulisi, 82, of West Orange – the president of ILA Local 1235 from 2006 through 2007 – previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Claire C. Cecchi to one count of an indictment charging him with conspiring to extort Christmastime tributes from ILA Local 1235 members. Judge Cecchi imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court.

 

Former ILA local prez pleads guilty to extortion conspiracy