Ex-Detroit Operating Engineer Boss Admits Spending Kickback Money on Daughter’s Wedding, Other Personal Stuff

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From the Detroit News:

The former head of Operating Engineers Local 324 struck a plea deal with federal prosecutors Friday, admitting he forced union workers and officials to pay kickbacks that he blew on booze, meals and his daughter’s wedding.

John Hamilton, 62, of Rivera Beach, Florida, reached the plea deal three weeks before he was scheduled to stand trial in federal court. Hamilton faces up to five years in federal prison and has agreed to pay $250,000 restitution to victims of the crime, prosecutors said Friday.

He will be sentenced Jan. 16 by U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman.

Hamilton, who was indicted two years ago, admitted conspiring to violate the Hobbs Act with at least two other leaders of Detroit-based Local 324, which represents 18,000 heavy equipment and crane operators throughout the state.


Ex-Detroit Operating Engineer Boss Admits Spending Kickback Money on Daughter’s Wedding, Other Personal Stuff — 11 Comments

  1. Our always predictable freeloader paparazzi sunshine blogger. The libertarian cyber-circus ringleader feeding red meat to its trained circus animals. Or should I say, kitty cats? Enjoy the show. Tic, tock, tic, tock…

  2. I’m beginning to realize just why people always refer to us as the next Derroit!

    “tick tock” indeed.

    Someone’s day is a long time coming,

    Great example of another crooked thug politician going down.

  3. Why does fallen angel call Skinner the freeloader?

    LLavona could give a 12 college credit course on his lifetime of being a public fisc parasite.

    Are you, once again, projecting little Llavona?

    A Peruvian pal of mine told me that ‘llavona’ is what they call a disease-carrying small rodent of the Andes.

    He said the things are terrible pests that devour grain and befoul homes with their feces that contain all sorts of worm parasites. They even get into canned goods with their gnawing teeth!

    When a peasant’s home has been cleared of them, and after a period of 6 months with no signs of a re-infestation, the folkpeople host a “Llavonaiesta” … a sort of celebration with much feasting and revelry.

    I said, please come up here to McHenry County and show us how to get rid of the pest, and I’ll pay for a grand Llavonaiesta!


  4. Truth and Rickey, I like the way you think.

    LLavona is a Hit and Run kinda guy.

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