Statement from Acting U.S. Attorney William Weinreb Regarding Verdict in U.S. v. Fidler et al.
We are disappointed in today’s verdict. The government believed, and continues to believe, that the conduct in this case crossed the line and constituted a violation of federal law. The defendants’ conduct was an affront to all of the hard-working and law-abiding members of organized labor. We will continue to aggressively prosecute extortion in all its forms to ensure that Boston remains a safe and welcoming place to do business. I would like to thank the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Labor’s Office of Inspector General for their work investigating this case.