December 14, 2010
Former ILA Local 1235 President Arrested on RICO Indictment
Former ILA Local 1235 President and former International Longshoremen’s Association Executive Vice President Albert “the Bull” Cernadas, Sr. was arrested on a federal indictment charging him with Racketeering, Extortion Conspiracy and two counts of Extortion. The indictment alleges that Cernadas extorted members of his own union from 1982 to 2006 for the benefit of the Genovese Organized Crime Family.
The case is being prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey.