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How the mob tried to shake down the owner of Brooklyn Brewery

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10/09/2013 11:35 AM
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How the mob tried to shake down the owner of Brooklyn Brewery
when he built a new brewery in Brooklyn in the 90s.

[NYC newspaper/redacted] did a big centerfold piece about the first brewery in Brooklyn in 20 years. But, the next day two big limousines pulled up in front of the brewery and these union business agents got out. There were actually about 10 of them, and there were cars following with young thugs in them. And the minute they arrived, all the workers on the job, the carpenters, the plumbers, the electricians, they all disappeared. I mean, it was like rats off of a doomed ship, they were gone. And these guys wanted to talk to the guy in charge. I was at lunch, and so, they hung around for a while, but then they left, they left a card, and a number for me to call. So... Actually, my first call, I called this lawyer I know, who used to be a federal prosecutor, head of the organized crime strike force. And I explained to him the situation, he interrupted me and said, "Look, Steve, they're probably gonna wanna put some no-show jobs on your payroll. And that will be it."

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