December, 08 2010
ILA Local 1235 Delegate Arrested for Hobbs Act Extortion
Local 1235 Delegate and International Longshoremen’s Association Representative Robert Ruiz was arrested for Hobbs Act Conspiracy to extort his own union members on behalf of the Genovese Organized Crime Family.
The arrest warrant alleges that Ruiz and others extorted thousands of dollars from union members. These Christmastime “tribute payments” were then to be transmitted to members of the Genovese Crime Family.
The matter is pending in Federal Court for the Eastern District of New York.