Hoffa running mate John Coli has been indicted by the feds for taking $100,000 in payoffs from an employer. Coli is resigning from all his Teamster positions effective August 1.
Coli is the second VP candidate on the Hoffa slate to face charges for taking employer gifts and payoffs.
Western Region VP Rome Aloise was hit with corruption charges nearly 18 months ago. His case will be decided by Barbara Jones, the Independent Review Officer.
Hoffa’s Executive Assistant Willie Smith is also on his last legs after he took an employer gift with Aloise’s help.
The Hoffa-Hall administration used members’ dues and union resources to cover up their corruption before the 2016 election. Teamsters United is fighting for a rerun election.
“I believe in fighting the employers,” said Teamsters United leader Fred Zuckerman. “Hoffa and Hall’s running mates have been caught taking payoffs from the employers.
“That tells you everything you need to know about the difference between Hoffa-Hall and Teamsters United. I will never stop fighting for the members,” Zuckerman said.