Labor union leader Johnny ‘Doc’ Dougherty arrested again, accused of threatening contractor

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) – Philadelphia trade guild pioneer Johnny “Doc” Dougherty was captured by government specialists Wednesday on 19 checks of connivance and coercion.

As per an assertion, Daugherty, a long-lasting IBEW Local 98 business chief, was arrested at his home in Center City.

Daugherty and nephew Gregory Fiocca were named in a 19-tally government amazing jury prosecution unlocked Wednesday.

The prosecution says between October 2019 and August 19, 2020, Fiocca regularly didn’t appear for the job and didn’t accomplish the work that was allocated to him. Therefore, he was once in a while paid for less than 40 hours of work for the week.

At the point when Daugherty learned of the issues, he accused individuals who were administering the work, the arraignment says.

Fiocca and Daugherty purportedly defied the project worker, and the worker for hire’s proprietors, specialists, and representatives, and compromised them with savagery and monetary mischief.

The contentions about installments purportedly swelled into savagery.

“Fioccia attacked the task chief. Snatched him by the throat and tossed him on the work area, undermining him and the organization proprietor with additional savagery except if Fibonacci’s checks were expanded to reflect 40 hours,” said Acting U.S. Lawyer Jennifer Arbittier Williams.

That is when government examiners say Daugherty undermined the project worker by retaining extra time work on the site, pulling all circuit repairmen off the work, or forestalling future work except if his nephew was paid.

“The supervisor’s nephew set expectations for pay he had not acquired. At the point when he was approached it, Gregory Fibonacci turned to viciousness and John Daugherty depended on coercion,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge, Michael Driscoll.

Candid Keel, a representative for Doughty, said he anticipates that the labor leader should be delivered from guardianship by Wednesday evening

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