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In a mob extortion racket of dock workers  on par with the one seen in the Brando Movie “On The Waterfront “,  longshoremen on the docks and piers of New Jersey at Christmastime were  forced by use of threat of violence  to pay Christmas ‘Tributes’  to union leaders, federal officials say.

By Hunterdon County Democrat

Two Hunterdon men,  Thomas “Tommy” Leonardis, 54, of Rocky Run Road, Lebanon Township, president of International Longshoremen’s Association Local 1235 and ILA representative, and Edward “Eddie” Aulisi,  are  charged in a superseding federal indictment that adds dozens of counts to a previous indictment charging multiple defendants — including Stephen DePiro, who authorities say is a soldier in the Genovese organized crime family of La Cosa Nostra, and three suspected Genovese family associates — Albert Cernadas, a former president of International Longshoremen’s Association Local 1235; Nunzio LaGrasso, the long-standing vice president of ILA Local 147 8an alleged member and associates of the Genovese organized crime family — with racketeering   read more Here

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