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    Union and Port Employee Arrested in $1.2M Puerto Rico Extortion Scheme

    August 18, 2022 // U.S. authorities in Puerto Rico arrested the president of the longshore union local, a port employee, and five others on charges of organized crime and extorting more than $1.2 million from shipping companies in the San Jun as well as cheating the union benefits fund. With a list of charges reading like the famed 1950s waterfront cases, the U.S. attorney said the FBI-led investigation showed the scheme had been operating since at least 2005. Puerto Rico Port Authority, Megan Underwood, Northeastern Regional Director of the Office of Labor-Management Standards, Ali Khawar, Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration