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