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    Default Former Union VP From Area Faces Bribery Charge, U.S. Attorney Says

    Former Union VP From Area Faces Bribery Charge, U.S. Attorney Says
    Newburgh resident John Ulrich the former vice president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 812 allegedly solicited the bribes in exchange for allowing a third-party continue to provide the union health care benefits.

    The indictment unsealed on Thursday alleges that in 2013, while he was facing financial hardships, Ulrich solicited bribe payments of $5,000 per quarter in exchange for using his influence to retain the services of a particular healthcare provider. Despite receiving multiple bids from other third-party administrators, Ulrich stuck with the executive paying him.

    U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman said that the following year, Ulrich demanded increased bribe payments, which were made. On Sept. 19, 2015, Ulrich again allegedly solicited additional bribe payments. Ulrich was terminated as vice president and trustee of the union.
    https://dailyvoice.com/new-york/nort...y-says/748621/
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    Default Re: Former Union VP From Area Faces Bribery Charge, U.S. Attorney Says

    Maybe there needs to be a forum specifically for the crooks in the teamsters. Something along "Hoffa and all His Crooked Cronies."

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    Default Re: Former Union VP From Area Faces Bribery Charge, U.S. Attorney Says

    Quote Originally Posted by RedRollingRoadblock View Post
    Maybe there needs to be a forum specifically for the crooks in the teamsters. Something along "Hoffa and all His Crooked Cronies."
    That could be done. Not today as time won't allow it but definitely soon. Seriously.......

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    Default Former Vice President Of Teamsters Labor Union Pleads Guilty To Bribery

    Yep, these guys need to be weeded out of their positions and pay for what they have done.

    Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that JOHN ULRICH, who previously served as the vice president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 812 (the “Union”) and as a trustee of the Union’s employee health benefit plan (the “Plan”), pled guilty today to soliciting tens of thousands of dollars in bribe payments from an executive with the Plan’s Third Party Administrator (the “TPA-1”), in exchange for using his influence to ensure the Union’s continued retention of TPA-1 as its Plan administrator. ULRICH pled guilty before United States District Judge Analisa Torres.

    U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said: “As he admitted in court today, John Ulrich betrayed the trust of the Union members who elected him in order to line his pockets with bribe money. This Office is committed to prosecuting corrupt union officials who abuse their positions of trust for their own financial benefit.”
    The Union has more than approximately 3,000 members, and represents workers in the beverage industry throughout the New York metropolitan area. The Union’s members are covered by the Plan, which provides, among other things, life insurance, health insurance, dental, vision, and disability benefits to Union members and their families. As the Plan’s third-party administrator, TPA-1 processed health insurance claims for participants in the Plan. At all times relevant to the Indictment, ULRICH was a member and officer of the Union and a trustee of the Plan.

    In or about 2013, ULRICH solicited bribe payments from an executive with TPA-1 (“Executive-1”) of $5,000 per quarter in exchange for using his influence to maintain TPA-1 as the Plan’s third-party administrator. Before ULRICH solicited these bribes, the Plan had issued a request for proposals for a new third-party administrator, and TPA-1 was at risk of losing the Plan’s business. ULRICH told Executive-1 that ULRICH would use his influence with the Union to ensure that the Plan continued to use TPA-1 to administer the Union’s health care plan. Executive-1 agreed to make $5,000 quarterly payments to ULRICH, and began doing so. Subsequently, despite receiving multiple bids from other third-party administrators, the Plan then continued to work with TPA-1.
    https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdny/pr...guilty-bribery

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    Default Former Teamsters official from Newburgh sentenced to federal prison

    NEW YORK – The former vice president of Teamsters Local 812 and former trustee of the union’s employee health benefit plan was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Manhattan to 18 months in prison for soliciting tens of thousands of dollars in bribe payments from an executive with the plan’s third party administrator in exchange for using his influence to ensure the union’s continued retention of that person as its plan administrator.

    John Ulrich, 50, of Newburgh was also sentenced to two years of supervised release and was ordered to forfeit $55,000 and pay restitution in an amount to be determined later.

    He is also prohibited from, among other things, being employed by a labor union or employee benefit plan for 13 years as a result of his conviction.
    https://midhudsonnews.com/2020/07/24...ederal-prison/

 

 

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