More Union Boss Corruption

Paul Egan, in the Detroit News, reports on more Big Labor union boss corruption.

Walter Ralph Mabry, the former Detroit-area head of the carpenters union convicted of corruption charges in 2006, is under federal investigation in connection with an alleged kickback scheme involving investment of union pension funds in a Biloxi, Miss., casino, a lawyer said in a court filing.

Mabry, 63, is free on bond while he appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court his conviction and two-year prison sentence for receiving more than $120,000 in illegally discounted work on his Grosse Pointe Park home, his lawyer James K. Robinson of Washington, D.C. said . . . .

In July, the U.S. Justice Department disclosed in a court filing it was investigating alleged kickbacks involving an unnamed executive of the carpenters’ pension fund, the Chicago-based investment firm AA Capital Partners, and consultant Joseph R. Jewett.

The government is attempting to seize assets from Jewett, who has not been charged.

Read on here.