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Mr. John O'Rourke J.

Inspector

Cook County Sheriff's Office

Cook County Sheriff's Office

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O'Rourke Inc

Detective

Qwest Communications International Inc.

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HEARING

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Federal Bureau of Investigation

Inspector

Laborers' International Union of North America

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Quest Consultants International Ltd

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Chicago Outfit

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An additional hearing was conducted by telephone on December 22, 1998, for the purpose of permitting crossexamination of GEB Attorney witness John O'Rourke ("O'Rourke") on a post-hearing affidavit of O'Rourke submitted by the GEB Attorney onrequestof the 1110. Post-hearing briefs were filed by both parties on January 28, 1999.

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The GEB Attorney called O'Rourke as an expert witness. This technique has been accepted in litigation concerning the IBT consent decree. In UnitedStates v. Intemational Brotherhood of Teamsters (Sensese and Talerico, 745 F.Supp.
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The IHO finds that O'Rourke is an expert in organized crime matters and,as discussed below, has solid information upon which to base his expert opinion.
O'Rourke has been employed as an Inspector with the LIUNA Inspector General's ("IG") Office since May 1996. Tr. 24. O'Rourke previously served as a special agent with the Office of Naval Intelligence in Chicago and at its headquarters in Washington, D.C. for approximately six years.Id.O'Rourke then joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI") as a Special Agent and served in Washington, D.C.; Atlanta, Georgia; Alexandria, Virginia; and Chicago, Illinoisfrom1973 until 1995. Id. Thereafter, O'Rourke became an inspector with the Cook County Sheriff's office where he was assigned to the FBI major theft task force for approximately one and a half years.Id.
O'Rourke spent approximately 23 years of his 32 year career in the investigation of organized crime in Chicago. Tr. 24-25. In that time he has participated in several hundred organized crime investigations and played a role in approximately 75 convictions. Tr. 25.
During his twenty-three years with the FBI, O'Rourke testified before numerous federal grand juries, in numerous trials in federal district court, in special offender hearings, in bail hearings, and in preliminary hearings. Tr. 241. He has testified on the subject of organized crime in the Chicago area in excess of 100 times, inCIuding the structure, individuals involved, and the activities of organized crime in the Chicago area. Tr. 242,
While with the FBI, O'Rourke was a field police instructor and taught CIasses and seminars in organized crime, informant development, and hostage and crisis negotiations. Tr. 26. Over the course of twenty years, O'Rourke also conducted CIasses for the Cook County State Attorney's Office, the IRS, and the United States Attorney's office for the Northern District of Illinois. Tr. 241.
The IHO finds that O'Rourke is qualified to testify as an expert witness in organized crime matters,particularly with regard to the Chicago area. As described below, O'Rourke based his opinion on substantial interviews and personal investigation.
O'Rourke related the procedures used by the FBI in CIassifying organized crime figures. In order for the FBI to CIassify and place an individual as a member or associate of organized crime, one of several requirements must be met. two organized crime confidential informants with known reliability must independently identify an individual known to them and their associates as a made member; Title III electronic surveillance taped conversations between two known organized crime members discussing a third individual in a manner that identifies the individual as a member; statements by a member of organized crime identifying someone as a made member overheard by an FBI undercover agent; or a combination of these instances. Tr, 145.
O'Rourke related information provided to him by eight named cooperating witnesses and ten confidential informants. O'Rourke also related information he had teamed from a cooperating witness who he had not interviewed but who had provided information to the FBI and specifically to O'Rourke's partner.
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O'Rourke interviewed Fillippe in 1996 and early 1997 on approximately six occasions.
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O'Rourke interviewed LaValley on several occasions and LaValley provided information concerniu-specific crimes and organized crime in Chicago.
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O'Rourke testified that LaValley provided correct and accurate information regarding organized crime information in Chicago, inCIuding crimes not previously known to the FBI, but later verified through independent investigations.
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Prior to joining the IG's office, O'Rourke interviewed Leonard Patrick ("Patrick") several times in 1990-1991.Id.at 7.
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O'Rourke interviewed Robert Cooley ("Cooley") in person, on October 10 and December 18, 1996, andby telephone on July 29, 1995 under the auspices of the Chicago FBI office.
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Prior to joining the IG's office, O'Rourke interviewed Rainone on October 29, 1989.
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O'Rourke testified concerning his debriefing of ten confidential informants. O'Rourke did not use consecutive numbers to identify the confidential informants.
O'Rourke operated confidential informant number one ("CI 1") from 1988 to 1996.
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CI 2 has been an FBI informant from 1968 to the present and was personally operated as an informant by O'Rourke from the early 1990s until he left the FBI in 1996. O'Rourke continued to debrief CI 2 at least twice a month and has spoken with him as recently as December 4, 1998. O'Rourke said that CI 2's information has been independently verified and found to be reliable by the FBI.
Confidential informant number five ("CI 5") is an FBI informant developed and operated by O'Rourke from 1988 to 1996 when he left the FBI. O'Rourke continues to speak with CI 5 approximately once a week. CI 5 is a City of Chicago employee previously but not currently involved in criminal activities. He has had regular contact with members of the Chicago Outfit over a period of twenty-five years.
Confidential informant number six ("CI 6") is an FBI informant O'Rourke developed and operated from 1985 to 1996. O'Rourke regularly debriefed CI 6 several times per month. O'Rourke continues to meet with CI 6 on an irregular basis. CI 6 was involved in daily gambling operations for the Chicago Outfit and was in regular contact with several individuals
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involved in the Chicago Outfit. O'Rourke stated that the FBI had independently verified CI 6's information and foundit to be reliable.
Confidential informant number seven ("CI 7") is an FBI informant developed and operated by O'Rourke from 1986 until 1996. O'Rourke had regular contact with CI 7 from 1986 to 1988, debriefing him on a daily basis. From 1988 to 1996, O'Rourke debriefed CI 7 approximately once a month. Since 1996 when he left the FBI, O'Rourke debriefed CI 7 several times, inCIuding on February 2, 1996 and June 13, 1996. CI 7 is a long time organized crime associate who was in regular contact with a number of high level organized crime bosses, members, and associates for over forty years. O'Rourke testified that the FBI had independently verified CI Ts information and found it to be reliable.
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O'Rourke did not personally debrief confidential informant number ten ("CI 10") while employed by the FBI; however, he did know of him while he was an FBI agent. CI 10 was developed and operated by another FBI agent. While a LIUNA inspector, O'Rourke has interviewed CI 10 once in person on January 9, 1997, and once by telephone. Both interviews were arranged by the FBI.
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O'Rourke stated that CI 10's information has been independently verified and found to be reliable by the FBI.
Confidential informant number eleven ("CI 11) is an FBI confidential informant who O'Rourke developed and operated from 1974 to 1996, during which time O'Rourke debriefed CI I I on a regular basis. Since 1996, O'Rourke has continued to debrief CI 11 periodically.
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O'Rourke debriefed CI 12 both when he was in the FBI and later as an IG. O'Rourke was permitted to debrief CI 12 with Assistant U.S. Attorney Buvinger, FBI Special Agent Ernie Luara, and a super-visor, Special Agent Jim Wagner, specifically concerning the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union ("HEREIU") and LIUNA.
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Confidential informant number thirteen ("CI 13") was an FBI informant who O'Rourke operated from 1992 until 1996 during which time he debriefed CI 13 approximately once a month. Since 1996, O'Rourke has debriefed CI 13 by telephone several times. CI 13 is a long time associate of the Chicago Outfit and continues to be actively involved in criminal activities and engages in regular conversations with a number of high ranking Chicago Outfit figures. CI 13 has personally known MaWsa for thirty years, and visited Matassa's house in the early 1970s.
Confidential informant fourteen CI 14") was an FBI informant


IHO Order and Memorandum barring John Matassa. Jr for being a member of organizd crime.

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An additional hearing was conducted by telephone on December 22, 1998, for the purpose of permitting crossexamination of GEB Attorney witness John O'Rourke ("O'Rourke") on a post-hearing affidavit of O'Rourke submitted by the GEB Attorney on request of the 1110. Post-hearing briefs were filed by both parties on January 28, 1999.

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The GEB Attorney called O'Rourke as an expert witness. This technique has been accepted in litigation concerning the IBT consent decree. In United States v. Intemational Brotherhood of Teamsters (Sensese and Talerico , 745 F.Supp.
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The IHO finds that O'Rourke is an expert in organized crime matters and , as discussed below, has solid information upon which to base his expert opinion.
O'Rourke has been employed as an Inspector with the LIUNA Inspector General's ("IG") Office since May 1996. Tr. 24. O'Rourke previously served as a special agent with the Office of Naval Intelligence in Chicago and at its headquarters in Washington, D.C. for approximately six years. Id. O'Rourke then joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI") as a Special Agent and served in Washington, D.C.; Atlanta, Georgia; Alexandria, Virginia; and Chicago, Illinois from 1973 until 1995. Id. Thereafter, O'Rourke became an inspector with the Cook County Sheriff's office where he was assigned to the FBI major theft task force for approximately one and a half years. Id.
O'Rourke spent approximately 23 years of his 32 year career in the investigation of organized crime in Chicago. Tr. 24-25. In that time he has participated in several hundred organized crime investigations and played a role in approximately 75 convictions. Tr. 25.
During his twenty-three years with the FBI, O'Rourke testified before numerous federal grand juries, in numerous trials in federal district court, in special offender hearings, in bail hearings, and in preliminary hearings. Tr. 241. He has testified on the subject of organized crime in the Chicago area in excess of 100 times, inCIuding the structure, individuals involved, and the activities of organized crime in the Chicago area. Tr. 242,
While with the FBI, O'Rourke was a field police instructor and taught CIasses and seminars in organized crime, informant development, and hostage and crisis negotiations. Tr. 26. Over the course of twenty years, O'Rourke also conducted CIasses for the Cook County State Attorney's Office, the IRS, and the United States Attorney's office for the Northern District of Illinois. Tr. 241.
The IHO finds that O'Rourke is qualified to testify as an expert witness in organized crime matters , particularly with regard to the Chicago area. As described below, O'Rourke based his opinion on substantial interviews and personal investigation.
O'Rourke related the procedures used by the FBI in CIassifying organized crime figures. In order for the FBI to CIassify and place an individual as a member or associate of organized crime, one of several requirements must be met. two organized crime confidential informants with known reliability must independently identify an individual known to them and their associates as a made member; Title III electronic surveillance taped conversations between two known organized crime members discussing a third individual in a manner that identifies the individual as a member; statements by a member of organized crime identifying someone as a made member overheard by an FBI undercover agent; or a combination of these instances. Tr, 145.
O'Rourke related information provided to him by eight named cooperating witnesses and ten confidential informants. O'Rourke also related information he had teamed from a cooperating witness who he had not interviewed but who had provided information to the FBI and specifically to O'Rourke's partner.
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O'Rourke interviewed Fillippe in 1996 and early 1997 on approximately six occasions.
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O'Rourke interviewed LaValley on several occasions and LaValley provided information concerniu-specific crimes and organized crime in Chicago.
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O'Rourke testified that LaValley provided correct and accurate information regarding organized crime information in Chicago, inCIuding crimes not previously known to the FBI, but later verified through independent investigations.
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Prior to joining the IG's office, O'Rourke interviewed Leonard Patrick ("Patrick") several times in 1990-1991.
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O'Rourke interviewed Robert Cooley ("Cooley") in person, on October 10 and December 18, 1996, and by telephone on July 29, 1995 under the auspices of the Chicago FBI office.
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Prior to joining the IG's office, O'Rourke interviewed Rainone on October 29, 1989.
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O'Rourke testified concerning his debriefing of ten confidential informants. O'Rourke did not use consecutive numbers to identify the confidential informants.
O'Rourke operated confidential informant number one ("CI 1") from 1988 to 1996.
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CI 2 has been an FBI informant from 1968 to the present and was personally operated as an informant by O'Rourke from the early 1990s until he left the FBI in 1996. O'Rourke continued to debrief CI 2 at least twice a month and has spoken with him as recently as December 4, 1998. O'Rourke said that CI 2's information has been independently verified and found to be reliable by the FBI.
Confidential informant number five ("CI 5") is an FBI informant developed and operated by O'Rourke from 1988 to 1996 when he left the FBI. O'Rourke continues to speak with CI 5 approximately once a week. CI 5 is a City of Chicago employee previously but not currently involved in criminal activities. He has had regular contact with members of the Chicago Outfit over a period of twenty-five years.
Confidential informant number six ("CI 6") is an FBI informant O'Rourke developed and operated from 1985 to 1996. O'Rourke regularly debriefed CI 6 several times per month. O'Rourke continues to meet with CI 6 on an irregular basis. CI 6 was involved in daily gambling operations for the Chicago Outfit and was in regular contact with several individuals
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involved in the Chicago Outfit. O'Rourke stated that the FBI had independently verified CI 6's information and found it to be reliable.
Confidential informant number seven ("CI 7") is an FBI informant developed and operated by O'Rourke from 1986 until 1996. O'Rourke had regular contact with CI 7 from 1986 to 1988, debriefing him on a daily basis. From 1988 to 1996, O'Rourke debriefed CI 7 approximately once a month. Since 1996 when he left the FBI, O'Rourke debriefed CI 7 several times, inCIuding on February 2, 1996 and June 13, 1996. CI 7 is a long time organized crime associate who was in regular contact with a number of high level organized crime bosses, members, and associates for over forty years. O'Rourke testified that the FBI had independently verified CI Ts information and found it to be reliable.
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O'Rourke did not personally debrief confidential informant number ten ("CI 10") while employed by the FBI; however, he did know of him while he was an FBI agent. CI 10 was developed and operated by another FBI agent. While a LIUNA inspector, O'Rourke has interviewed CI 10 once in person on January 9, 1997, and once by telephone. Both interviews were arranged by the FBI.
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O'Rourke stated that CI 10's information has been independently verified and found to be reliable by the FBI.
Confidential informant number eleven ("CI 11) is an FBI confidential informant who O'Rourke developed and operated from 1974 to 1996, during which time O'Rourke debriefed CI I I on a regular basis. Since 1996, O'Rourke has continued to debrief CI 11 periodically.
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O'Rourke debriefed CI 12 both when he was in the FBI and later as an IG. O'Rourke was permitted to debrief CI 12 with Assistant U.S. Attorney Buvinger, FBI Special Agent Ernie Luara, and a super-visor, Special Agent Jim Wagner, specifically concerning the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union ("HEREIU") and LIUNA.
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Confidential informant number thirteen ("CI 13") was an FBI informant who O'Rourke operated from 1992 until 1996 during which time he debriefed CI 13 approximately once a month. Since 1996, O'Rourke has debriefed CI 13 by telephone several times. CI 13 is a long time associate of the Chicago Outfit and continues to be actively involved in criminal activities and engages in regular conversations with a number of high ranking Chicago Outfit figures. CI 13 has personally known MaWsa for thirty years, and visited Matassa's house in the early 1970s.
Confidential informant fourteen CI 14") was an FBI informant who O'Rourke developed and operated from 1992


IHO Order barring Bruno, Leo, Frank Caruso from Laborers Union

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John J. O'Rourke (O'Rourke) has been an inspector with the LIUNA Inspector General's (IG) Office since May 1996. Tr. 34-35. Prior to that time, O'Rourke served as a special agent for the Office of Naval Intelligence for six years and a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for twenty-six years. Tr. 35. O'Rourke retired from the FBI in 1995 and spent over a year as an Inspector for the Cook County Sheriff's Office assigned full-time to the FBI task force in Chicago. Id. Of the thirty-two years O'Rourke spent in law enforcement, twenty-three years specifically involved investigating organized crime in the Chicago area. Tr. 35-36. O'Rourke worked in the FBI Chicago field office investigating Chicago organized crime from approximately 1974 until May 1996. Tr. 35. During that time, O'Rourke participated in several hundred organized crime related investigations in Chicago and played a role in seventy-five to one hundred organized crime convictions. Tr. 36. O'Rourke has also served as a field police instructor for the FBI, in which position he conducted seminars and classes in organized crime and hostage negotiations for local and federal law enforcement agencies. Tr. 37.

O'Rourke personally participated in investigations of the organized crime 26th Street Crew from 1979 until 1984, then continued assisting with intelligence information until his retirement in 1995. Tr. 98-99. As one specific example, O'Rourke was the case agent on an investigation of extortion and credit transactions or loansharking, the subjects of which were Joseph "Shorty" LaMantia, Frank Caruso, Aldo Pisceitelli, and Fred "Bruno" Barbara.
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As part of the investigation, O'Rourke had the opportunity to observe the interaction of those
individuals. Tr. 151-52. As part of these investigations and intelligence gathering, O'Rourke personally spoke with associates and members of the Chicago Outfit who provided information about the 26th Street Crew. Tr. 99.
The GEB Attorney called O'Rourke as an expert witness. The use of expert witnesses has been accepted previously in labor litigation resulting from the consent decree between the Department of Justice and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT). In United States v. International Brotherhood of Teamsters (Senese and Talerico), 745 F.Supp. 908 (S.D.N.Y. 1989), an FBI agent gave and the court accepted expert testimony relating to organized crime membership based upon his reading of FBI crime reports, his own notes from attending FBI debriefings, depositions, testimony of unnamed cooperating witnesses, and FBI physical surveillance. The IHO has adopted this procedure.
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Under this procedure, O'Rourke has previously been qualified and testified before the IHO as an expert in organized crime in the Chicago area. Tr. 37.
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The IHO finds that O'Rourke is a qualified witness, expert in criminal investigations and the structure of organized crime in Chicago, and his testimony, in conformance with accepted investigative techniques, is reliable.
In order to facilitate the proceedings, O'Rourke submitted an affidavit prior to the hearing indicating support for the opinion he rendered. Tr. 212. See GEB Ex. 105, Affidavit of John J. O'Rourke. O'Rourke prepared his affidavit based upon the results of interviews of cooperating witnesses and informants. Tr. 210.
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The affidavit was provided to Respondents' counsel before the hearing and in addition to the affidavit, O'Rourke appeared and testified extensively at the hearing. See Tr. 34-176, 189-525.
O'Rourke's affidavit discussed the use of cooperating witnesses and confidential informants. A cooperating witness is a publicly identified individual who provides information about organized crime and agrees to testify in court. GEB Ex. 105, Affidavit of John J. O'Rourke.
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105, Affidavit of John J. O'Rourke.
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Richard John Mara (Mara) was a member of the 26th Street/Chinatown crew who later cooperated with the FBI and was interviewed and debriefed extensively by O'Rourke.
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O'Rourke interviewed Mara on September 1996 and May 199 7, specifically concerning the influence of organized crime on LIUNA in the Chicago area.
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O'Rourke testified that the information Mara provided to him was corroborated in part by Joseph LaMantia's plea agreement.
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O'Rourke and other agents attested Scarpelli in July 1998, after an extensive year-long investigation including consensual recordings made by Basile of meetings with Scarpelli and other members of the Ferriola crew.
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Id The night of Scarpelli's arrest, O'Rourke debriefed him extensively and Scarpelli agreed to cooperate with the FBI.
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The information provided by O'Rourke regarding Scarpelli in the present matter was offered mainly as corroboration and
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O'Rourke testified that Joseph Granata (Granata) was a member of organized crime and a participant in the Fe r riola crew with contacts in other crews.
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Id. O'Rourke spoke with Granata on many occasions while O'Rourke was in the FBI.
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After Granata entered the Witness Security Program, O'Rourke continued to speak with him on a regular basis.
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Since working for LIUNA, O'Rourke has spoken with Granata approximately twenty to thirty times, the most recent being the same month as the hearing [January 2000].
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O'Rourke testified that James Peter "Duke" or "Dukey" Basile (Basile) was known to the FBI as a lifelong associate of organized crime both through his own admission and through investigation by the FBI.
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O'Rourke has personally spoken
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O'Rourke gave testimony regarding William Jahoda (Jahoda).
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In addition to the named cooperating individuals, O'Rourke stated that he had received information from eleven confidential informants regarding the Respondents. O'Rourke utilized these statements to support his opinion that Respondents in this matter are associated with organized crime
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The testimony related by O'Rourke by these informants varied from being very specific to very general. The informant information, combined with other facts relied upon by O'Rourke was sufficient to satisfy the IHO that O'Rourke's opinion should be given substantial weight.
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As a former case agent on an investigation of John Peter "Jackie" Cerone (Cerone) in the mid-1980s, O'Rourke testified that Cerone was the longtime chauffeur and bodyguard for Anthony Accardo, became underboss of the Chicago outfit, and was identified by informants through surveillance and wiretaps as a made member of organized crime and by cooperating subjects as a top leader of organized crime in Chicago.
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105, Affidavit of John J. O'Rourke.
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of John J. O'Rourke.
The Chicago Outfit
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18. O'Rourke testified that Marco D'Amico was a principal member of the Elmwood Park crew, was a long time member of the Chicago Outfit, and owned several hot dog stands throughout the north side of Chicago.
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O'Rourke further testified that D'Amico had been the object of an investigation by the FBI, was indicted, pled guilty, and is currently in federal prison.
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22. Based upon his interviews and investigations, and review of FBI files at the time, O'Rourke testified that Angelo LaPietra was the boss of the 26th Street/Chinatown/Southside crew from approximately 1980 until his imprisonment in 1986.
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O'Rourke testified that Monteleone consistently appeared during surveilled meetings with Infelise and other members of the crew.
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25. In addition to the surveillance information, O'Rourke testified that James Peter "Dukey" Basile, an enforcer and collector for the Cicero crew, had told him that Monteleone was in the inner circle of the Cicero crew and a longtime made member of organized crime.
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agreement among confidential informants, O'Rourke is of the opinion that John Monteleone is the current leader of the 26th Street/Chinatown crew.
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29. O'Rourke testified that the South Suburban/Chicago Heights crew was operated by Alfred "AI" Pilotto in the past and is currently under the control of John Monteleone.
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38. O'Rourke testified that Larry Pusiteri was the owner of the Hungry Hound hot dog stand located at 26th Street and Princeton, across from the old Italian-American Neighborhood Club, and that the hot dog stand was used as a center for gambling and loansharking activities.
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O'Rourke testified that Marcy had
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Mara indicated to O'Rourke that Inendino was a close associate of Harry Aleman, and part of the hit man crew for Ferriola.
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50. O'Rourke testified that Guy Bills had told him that Jarrett ran a burglary crew and Bills considered Jarrett to be a m


John J. O'Rourke (O'Rourke) ...

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John J. O'Rourke (O'Rourke) has been an inspector with the LIUNA Inspector General's (IG) Office since May 1996.Tr. 34-35.Prior to that time, O'Rourke served as a special agent for the Office of Naval Intelligence for six years and a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for twenty-six years.Tr. 35.O'Rourke retired from the FBI in 1995 and spent over a year as an Inspector for the Cook County Sheriff's Office assigned full-time to the FBI task force in Chicago.Id. Of the thirty-two years O'Rourke spent in law enforcement, twenty-three years specifically involved investigating organized crime in the Chicago area.Tr. 35-36.O'Rourke worked in the FBI Chicago field office investigating Chicago organized crime from approximately 1974 until May 1996.Tr. 35.During that time, O'Rourke participated in several hundred organized crime related investigations in Chicago and played a role in seventy-five to one hundred organized crime convictions.Tr. 36.O'Rourke has also served as a field police instructor for the FBI, in which position he conducted seminars and classes in organized crime and hostage negotiations for local and federal law enforcement agencies.Tr. 37.

O'Rourke personally participated in investigations of the organized crime 26th Street Crew from 1979 until 1984, then continued assisting with intelligence information until his retirement in 1995.Tr. 98-99.As one specific example, O'Rourke was the case agent on an investigation of extortion and credit transactions or loansharking, the subjects of which were Joseph "Shorty" LaMantia, Frank Caruso, Aldo Pisceitelli, and Fred "Bruno" Barbara.
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As part of the investigation, O'Rourke had the opportunity to observe the interaction of those
individuals.Tr. 151-52.As part of these investigations and intelligence gathering, O'Rourke personally spoke with associates and members of the Chicago Outfit who provided information about the 26th Street Crew.Tr. 99.
The GEB Attorney called O'Rourke as an expert witness.The use of expert witnesses has been accepted previously in labor litigation resulting from the consent decree between the Department of Justice and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT).In United States v. International Brotherhood of Teamsters (Senese and Talerico), 745 F.Supp.908 (S.D.N.Y. 1989), an FBI agent gave and the court accepted expert testimony relating to organized crime membership based upon his reading of FBI crime reports, his own notes from attending FBI debriefings, depositions, testimony of unnamed cooperating witnesses, and FBI physical surveillance.The IHO has adopted this procedure.
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Under this procedure, O'Rourke has previously been qualified and testified before the IHO as an expert in organized crime in the Chicago area.Tr. 37.
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The IHO finds that O'Rourke is a qualified witness, expert in criminal investigations and the structure of organized crime in Chicago, and his testimony, in conformance with accepted investigative techniques, is reliable.
In order to facilitate the proceedings, O'Rourke submitted an affidavit prior to the hearing indicating support for the opinion he rendered.Tr. 212.See GEB Ex.105, Affidavit of John J. O'Rourke.O'Rourke prepared his affidavit based upon the results of interviews of cooperating witnesses and informants.Tr. 210.
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The affidavit was provided to Respondents' counsel before the hearing and in addition to the affidavit, O'Rourke appeared and testified extensively at the hearing.See Tr. 34-176, 189-525.
O'Rourke's affidavit discussed the use of cooperating witnesses and confidential informants.A cooperating witness is a publicly identified individual who provides information about organized crime and agrees to testify in court.GEB Ex.105, Affidavit of John J. O'Rourke.
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105, Affidavit of John J. O'Rourke.
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Richard John Mara (Mara) was a member of the 26th Street/Chinatown crew who later cooperated with the FBI and was interviewed and debriefed extensively by O'Rourke.
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O'Rourke interviewed Mara on September 1996 and May 1997, specifically concerning the influence of organized crime on LIUNA in the Chicago area.
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O'Rourke testified that the information Mara provided to him was corroborated in part by Joseph LaMantia's plea agreement.
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O'Rourke and other agents attested Scarpelli in July 1998, after an extensive year-long investigation including consensual recordings made by Basile of meetings with Scarpelli and other members of the Ferriola crew.
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Id The night of Scarpelli's arrest, O'Rourke debriefed him extensively and Scarpelli agreed to cooperate with the FBI.
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The information provided by O'Rourke regarding Scarpelli in the present matter was offered mainly as corroboration and
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O'Rourke testified that Joseph Granata (Granata) was a member of organized crime and a participant in the Ferriola crew with contacts in other crews.
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Id. O'Rourke spoke with Granata on many occasions while O'Rourke was in the FBI.
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After Granata entered the Witness Security Program, O'Rourke continued to speak with him on a regular basis.
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Since working for LIUNA, O'Rourke has spoken with Granata approximately twenty to thirty times, the most recent being the same month as the hearing [January 2000].
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O'Rourke testified that James Peter "Duke" or "Dukey" Basile (Basile) was known to the FBI as a lifelong associate of organized crime both through his own admission and through investigation by the FBI.
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O'Rourke has personally spoken
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O'Rourke gave testimony regarding William Jahoda (Jahoda).
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In addition to the named cooperating individuals, O'Rourke stated that he had received information from eleven confidential informants regarding the Respondents.O'Rourke utilized these statements to support his opinion that Respondents in this matter are associated with organized crime
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The testimony related by O'Rourke by these informants varied from being very specific to very general.The informant information, combined with other facts relied upon by O'Rourke was sufficient to satisfy the IHO that O'Rourke's opinion should be given substantial weight.
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As a former case agent on an investigation of John Peter "Jackie" Cerone (Cerone) in the mid-1980s, O'Rourke testified that Cerone was the longtime chauffeur and bodyguard for Anthony Accardo, became underboss of the Chicago outfit, and was identified by informants through surveillance and wiretaps as a made member of organized crime and by cooperating subjects as a top leader of organized crime in Chicago.
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105, Affidavit of John J. O'Rourke.
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of John J. O'Rourke.
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18. O'Rourke testified that Marco D'Amico was a principal member of the Elmwood Park crew, was a long time member of the Chicago Outfit, and owned several hot dog stands throughout the north side of Chicago.
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O'Rourke further testified that D'Amico had been the object of an investigation by the FBI, was indicted, pled guilty, and is currently in federal prison.
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22. Based upon his interviews and investigations, and review of FBI files at the time, O'Rourke testified that Angelo LaPietra was the boss of the 26th Street/Chinatown/Southside crew from approximately 1980 until his imprisonment in 1986.
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O'Rourke testified that Monteleone consistently appeared during surveilled meetings with Infelise and other members of the crew.
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25. In addition to the surveillance information, O'Rourke testified that James Peter "Dukey" Basile, an enforcer and collector for the Cicero crew, had told him that Monteleone was in the inner circle of the Cicero crew and a longtime made member of organized crime.
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agreement among confidential informants, O'Rourke is of the opinion that John Monteleone is the current leader of the 26th Street/Chinatown crew.
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29. O'Rourke testified that the South Suburban/Chicago Heights crew was operated by Alfred "AI" Pilotto in the past and is currently under the control of John Monteleone.
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38. O'Rourke testified that Larry Pusiteri was the owner of the Hungry Hound hot dog stand located at 26th Street and Princeton, across from the old Italian-American Neighborhood Club, and that the hot dog stand was used as a center for gambling and loansharking activities.
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O'Rourke testified that Marcy had
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Mara indicated to O'Rourke that Inendino was a close associate of Harry Aleman, and part of the hit man crew for Ferriola.
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50. O'Rourke testified that Guy Bills had told him that Jarrett ran a burglary crew and Bills considered Jarrett to be a made member of organized crime and a lie


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John J. O'Rourke (O'Rourke) has been an inspector with the LIUNA Inspector General's (IG) Office since May 1996.Tr. 34-35.Prior to that time, O'Rourke served as a special agent for the Office of Naval Intelligence for six years and a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for twenty-six years.Tr. 35.O'Rourke retired from the FBI in 1995 and spent over a year as an Inspector for the Cook County Sheriff's Office assigned full-time to the FBI task force in Chicago.Id. Of the thirty-two years O'Rourke spent in law enforcement, twenty-three years specifically involved investigating organized crime in the Chicago area.Tr. 35-36.O'Rourke worked in the FBI Chicago field office investigating Chicago organized crime from approximately 1974 until May 1996.Tr. 35.During that time, O'Rourke participated in several hundred organized crime related investigations in Chicago and played a role in seventy-five to one hundred organized crime convictions.Tr. 36.O'Rourke has also served as a field police instructor for the FBI, in which position he conducted seminars and classes in organized crime and hostage negotiations for local and federal law enforcement agencies.Tr. 37.

O'Rourke personally participated in investigations of the organized crime 26th Street Crew from 1979 until 1984, then continued assisting with intelligence information until his retirement in 1995.Tr. 98-99.As one specific example, O'Rourke was the case agent on an investigation of extortion and credit transactions or loansharking, the subjects of which were Joseph "Shorty" LaMantia, Frank Caruso, Aldo Pisceitelli, and Fred "Bruno" Barbara.
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As part of the investigation, O'Rourke had the opportunity to observe the interaction of those
individuals.Tr. 151-52.As part of these investigations and intelligence gathering, O'Rourke personally spoke with associates and members of the Chicago Outfit who provided information about the 26th Street Crew.Tr. 99.
The GEB Attorney called O'Rourke as an expert witness.The use of expert witnesses has been accepted previously in labor litigation resulting from the consent decree between the Department of Justice and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT).In United States v. International Brotherhood of Teamsters (Senese and Talerico), 745 F.Supp.908 (S.D.N.Y. 1989), an FBI agent gave and the court accepted expert testimony relating to organized crime membership based upon his reading of FBI crime reports, his own notes from attending FBI debriefings, depositions, testimony of unnamed cooperating witnesses, and FBI physical surveillance.The IHO has adopted this procedure.
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Under this procedure, O'Rourke has previously been qualified and testified before the IHO as an expert in organized crime in the Chicago area.Tr. 37.
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The IHO finds that O'Rourke is a qualified witness, expert in criminal investigations and the structure of organized crime in Chicago, and his testimony, in conformance with accepted investigative techniques, is reliable.
In order to facilitate the proceedings, O'Rourke submitted an affidavit prior to the hearing indicating support for the opinion he rendered.Tr. 212.See GEB Ex.105, Affidavit of John J. O'Rourke.O'Rourke prepared his affidavit based upon the results of interviews of cooperating witnesses and informants.Tr. 210.
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The affidavit was provided to Respondents' counsel before the hearing and in addition to the affidavit, O'Rourke appeared and testified extensively at the hearing.See Tr. 34-176, 189-525.
O'Rourke's affidavit discussed the use of cooperating witnesses and confidential informants.A cooperating witness is a publicly identified individual who provides information about organized crime and agrees to testify in court.GEB Ex.105, Affidavit of John J. O'Rourke.
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105, Affidavit of John J. O'Rourke.
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Richard John Mara (Mara) was a member of the 26th Street/Chinatown crew who later cooperated with the FBI and was interviewed and debriefed extensively by O'Rourke.
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O'Rourke interviewed Mara on September 1996 and May 1997, specifically concerning the influence of organized crime on LIUNA in the Chicago area.
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O'Rourke testified that the information Mara provided to him was corroborated in part by Joseph LaMantia's plea agreement.
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O'Rourke and other agents attested Scarpelli in July 1998, after an extensive year-long investigation including consensual recordings made by Basile of meetings with Scarpelli and other members of the Ferriola crew.
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Id The night of Scarpelli's arrest, O'Rourke debriefed him extensively and Scarpelli agreed to cooperate with the FBI.
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The information provided by O'Rourke regarding Scarpelli in the present matter was offered mainly as corroboration and
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O'Rourke testified that Joseph Granata (Granata) was a member of organized crime and a participant in the Ferriola crew with contacts in other crews.
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Id. O'Rourke spoke with Granata on many occasions while O'Rourke was in the FBI.
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After Granata entered the Witness Security Program, O'Rourke continued to speak with him on a regular basis.
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Since working for LIUNA, O'Rourke has spoken with Granata approximately twenty to thirty times, the most recent being the same month as the hearing [January 2000].
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O'Rourke testified that James Peter "Duke" or "Dukey" Basile (Basile) was known to the FBI as a lifelong associate of organized crime both through his own admission and through investigation by the FBI.
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O'Rourke has personally spoken
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O'Rourke gave testimony regarding William Jahoda (Jahoda).
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In addition to the named cooperating individuals, O'Rourke stated that he had received information from eleven confidential informants regarding the Respondents.O'Rourke utilized these statements to support his opinion that Respondents in this matter are associated with organized crime
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The testimony related by O'Rourke by these informants varied from being very specific to very general.The informant information, combined with other facts relied upon by O'Rourke was sufficient to satisfy the IHO that O'Rourke's opinion should be given substantial weight.
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105, Affidavit of John J. O'Rourke.
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of John J. O'Rourke.
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18. O'Rourke testified that Marco D'Amico was a principal member of the Elmwood Park crew, was a long time member of the Chicago Outfit, and owned several hot dog stands throughout the north side of Chicago.
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O'Rourke further testified that D'Amico had been the object of an investigation by the FBI, was indicted, pled guilty, and is currently in federal prison.
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22. Based upon his interviews and investigations, and review of FBI files at the time, O'Rourke testified that Angelo LaPietra was the boss of the 26th Street/Chinatown/Southside crew from approximately 1980 until his imprisonment in 1986.
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O'Rourke testified that Monteleone consistently appeared during surveilled meetings with Infelise and other members of the crew.
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25. In addition to the surveillance information, O'Rourke testified that James Peter "Dukey" Basile, an enforcer and collector for the Cicero crew, had told him that Monteleone was in the inner circle of the Cicero crew and a longtime made member of organized crime.
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After arriving at the country club, Dignan observed two officers, one of whom was John O'Rourke, approach Bruno Caruso in the parking lot and present him with documents.

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