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BREAKING NEWS: Ironworkers Union Boss Sentenced to 19 Years in Prison

7/20/2015 | Construction Blog

Joseph Dougherty, 73, former head of Philadelphia’s largest ironworkers union, was sentenced Monday to 19 years and two months in federal prisonafter being convicted of overseeing a campaign of sabotage and intimidation of nonunion contractors including the 2012 torching of a Quaker Meetinghouse in Chestnut Hill. In addition, Dougherty will have to pay over $500,000 in restitution.

Dougherty is the last defendant of 12 to be sentenced in this case.