Misuse of union money alleged as FBI searches target electricians HQ, Johnny Doc

 FBI employees carry out boxes from the offices of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98 in Philadelphia on Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. About 100 boxes - with some labeled "bank statements" and "taxes" - were loaded into a rental truck along with four computers.

FBI employees carry out boxes from the offices of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98 in Philadelphia on Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. About 100 boxes – with some labeled “bank statements” and “taxes” – were loaded into a rental truck along with four computers.

The FBI searched homes and offices in Philadelphia and South Jersey early Friday during an investigation into possible misuse of union money that targeted the powerful electricians local and its leader, John J. Dougherty.

The FBI, acting in concert with the IRS, executed warrants at more than half a dozen locations, including Dougherty’s house in South Philadelphia, his sister’s home next door, the Local 98 hall at 17th and Spring Garden streets, and the Mt. Laurel home of union president Brian Burrows.

At midday at the union headquarters, agents removed at least a hundred boxes of paperwork along with several computer hard-drives, loading them into a yellow Penske truck. The scene was repeated shortly after 3 p.m., as boxes, computer hard drives and a laptop were carried from the union business office nearby. READ MORE OF THIS REPORT

SOURCES: http://www.philly.com

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.