The corrupt president of a local International Longshoremen’s Association union pleaded guilty Wednesday to taking $150,000 in bribes that he referred to as “tickets.”
Glenn Blicht, 57, copped to a scheme in which he demanded bribes from an employer in exchange for not filing arbitration complaints on his members’ behalf. The scheme involving the employer, which was not identified in court papers, dated back to 2009.
“As the president of a labor union, Glenn Blicht’s duty was to fight for his union members. Instead, for many years, he demanded and accepted bribes — and in return, he sold out his union members,” Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman said.
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