Tuesday, November 17, 2009

NYC Newspapers Raided: New York Post, NYT, Daily News Raids: Union Corruption Probe

The New York Times, New York Post and the Daily News all had their circulation offices raided today in an investigation into "union corruption."

The NYT office in Queens, the Daily News on West 33rd Street, the New York Post offices on the Avenue of the Americas, and El Diario in the MetroTech center in Brooklyn. Investigators were looking into the hiring and promotion of employees of the 1,600-member Newspaper and Mail Deliverers Union. Organized crime is also suspected.

Working in conjunction with the office of the Manhattan district attorney, Robert M. Morgenthau, investigators are looking into whether leaders abused seniority rules to promote favored insiders, not all of whom were union members, according to a law enforcement official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the investigation was continuing.

No arrests were made. Updates as available.


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