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Breaking the Devil's Pact: The Battle to Free the Teamsters from the Mob

James B. Jacobs and Kerry T. Cooperman


In 1988, Manhattan US Attorney Rudolph Giuliani brought a massive civil racketeering suit against the leadership of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), at the time possibly the most corrupt union in the world. The lawsuit charged that the mafia had operated the IBT as a racketeering enterprise for decades, systematically violating the rights of members and furthering the interests of organized crime. On the eve of trial, the parties settled the case, and twenty years later, the trustees are still on the job. This book is an in-depth study of the US v. IBT, beginning with Giuliani ... More

Keywords: lawsuit, mafia, Rudolph Giuliani, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, racketeering, organized crime, American labor movement, US v. IBT, trusteeship, legal reform

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780814743089
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814743089.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James B. Jacobs, author

Kerry T. Cooperman, author