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US v. Kirsch, 16‐3329

Affirmed a union local president's conviction of racketeering conspiracy. A jury concluded that the union official had used threats of violence in an attempt to force contractors to hire members of his union. On appeal, the Second Circuit held that the government had failed to prove his involvement in a Hobbs Act conspiracy but upheld his conviction of racketeering conspiracy.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2018/09/12


  • Droney


  • United States Second Circuit


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