Business Manager of Tunnel Workers Local 88
Boston, MA...The former Business Manager of Tunnel Workers Local 88 was convicted today by a trial jury on federal racketeering charges.
June W. Stansbury, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in New England; United States Attorney Michael J. Sullivan; Marjorie Franzman, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Inspector General, Office of Labor Racketeering and Fraud Investigations; Kenneth W. Kaiser, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in New England; Bruce Foucart, Special Agent in Charge of Immigration and Customs Enforcement; Albert Goslin, Acting Commissioner of the Boston Police Department; and Robert Crowley, Chief of the Quincy Police Department, announced that SCOTT BOIDI, age 46, of 32 Water Street, Pembroke, Massachusetts, was convicted today by a trial jury sitting before U.S. District Judge George A. O'Toole one count of Racketeering, three counts of Embezzlement of Union Assets, one count of Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Cocaine and one count of Use of a Communication Facility in Furtherance of a Crime.
The jury acquitted BOIDI of the three remaining charges in the Indictment: one count of Carrying a Firearm During and in Relation to a Drug Trafficking Crime; and two counts of Witness Tampering.
Evidence presented during the twelve-day trial proved that from June of 1991 through May of 2002, BOIDI served as the Business Manager of Local 88 of the Tunnelworkers with principal offices located at 279 Northern Avenue in Boston and 170 Washington Street in Quincy. As Business Manager, BOIDI was responsible for, among other things, the processing of membership applications, which included collecting initiation fees from prospective members and placing members in jobs. BOIDI used the union as an enterprise to engage in a pattern of racketeering which included stealing over $25,000 in union assets, mail fraud, and possession and distribution of over 500 grams of cocaine.
Upon return of the jury's verdict, BOIDI was immediately taken into custody to await sentencing. Judge O'Toole scheduled sentencing for January 17, 2007. BOIDI faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison on the Racketeering charge; 5 years in prison on each of the three Embezzlement of Union Assets charges; a mandatory minimum of 5 years in prison on the Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Cocaine charge; and 4 years in prison on the Use of a Communication Device in Furtherance of a Crime charge.
The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Inspector General, Office of Labor Racketeering and Fraud Investigations, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Boston Police Department's Special Investigation's Unit and the Quincy Police Department.