July 1, 1982
UPI MIAMI, June 30,A
Federal jury on Tuesday acquitted Angelo Fosco, president of the
600,000-member Laborers' International Union, on charges of labor
racketeering. Two other defendants, John Giardiello, 49 years
old, president of a Fort Lauderdale, Fla., local, and Salvatore
Tricario, 49, a Fort Lauderdale welfare fund trustee, were found
guilty after more than three weeks of deliberations.
The jury had already acquitted Anthony Accardo
[a former body guard for Al Capone] who is reputed to be a Chicago
mob chief, and found six other defendants guilty.
Mr. Accardo and the others were accused of
draining millions of dollars in kickbacks from the union's insurance
and welfare funds.