Labor Voice, September 24, 1999
Name Two New Defendants in RICO Case
Two new defendants
have been added to a civil RICO
& Corrupt Organizations] lawsuit in Bridgeport,
The new defendants
are Michael Bearse, [General Counsel for
The Laborers International of North America,
LIUNA] & Frank Freeman, [Vice-President
of Hartford Laborers Local 230].
Bearse [ who at one
time was Arthur Coia Sr.s personal lawyer]
now works at LIUNA Headquarters in Washington,
DC where he directly serves Arthur Coia Jr.
is alternately referred to as either The Crystal
Palace or The Vatican.
Freeman was the union
Sergeant-at-arms who, under the direction of union
Business Manager Charles LeConche, physically
assaulted then-union-officer Stephen Manos during
an union executive board meeting held on July 30,
1997 at Capriccio Restaurant in Hartford, Ct.
sued Manos after Manos turned over an audio tape of
& other evidence to
the FBI & other law enforcement agencies.
LeConche added other
charges to the lawsuit after Manos testified on labor
a U.S. Congressional
subcommittee on May 4, 1998.
On June 30, 1999,
LeConche was forced to withdraw the lawsuit after
Manos issued subpoenas for testimony [for July 2,
1999] to LeConche & union officer Butch Granell.
Manos, along with Gary
Wall & William Cooksey Sr., is a plaintiff in the RICO
which names LeConche
as a defendant.
Other Defendants are
[LIUNA General Executive Board Attorney],
[LIUNA 2nd Vice-President],
[Former Union Business Manager],
John Pezzenti [Union
[Union Lawyer ( Cheverie & Associates)],
[Union Dispatcher], Local 230, LIUNA,
Group [a.k.a. LCL][a.k.a. The Enterprise] 18 U.S.C.
see how Freeman & LeConche act after they take the
cant be tolerated in any democratic union.