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Feds Arrest 6 For Unlawful Payments To Union

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Newark Police (credit: Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

Newark Police (credit: Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

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NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Federal authorities have arrested two people in New Jersey and four in New York on fraud and embezzlement charges stemming from a Jersey City construction project.

Anselmo Genovese faces charges related to his role as a project manager for New York-based 160 Broadway Concrete. The subcontractor was working on the high-rise construction project at 77 Hudson Street in Jersey City.

He was released on $500,000 bail Wednesday after a federal court appearance in Newark. Attorney Gerald Shargel said Genovese will plead not guilty.

The Staten Island, N.Y., resident is accused of conspiring to make unlawful payments to the then-business manager of a Jersey City union so his company could use laborers from New York.

Prosecutors said the deal cost the New Jersey Building Laborers’ Statewide Benefit Funds approximately $1.7 million.

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