January 28, 2000

W. Douglas Gow LIUNA Inspector General
P.O. Box 27416
Washington D.C. 20038-7416

Dear Mr. Gow,

I am writing to ask you to begin an investigation of all the members of the LIUNA General Executive Board who voted on December 5,1999 to make Arthur Coia President Emeritus and pay him a salary of $250,000 a year. Our union Constitution has no provision for President Emeritus. Several sections of the Laborers International Union of North America Constitution may have been violated. I will leave the legal work to you.

It is my duty as a dues paying member of LIUNA to inform you Arthur Coia has been charged in the United States District Court of Massachusetts with "Violation 18 U.S.C. S 1341- Scheme to Defraud the State of Rhode Island and the town of Barrington of Taxes Owed on Automobiles.

You don't give a man who was involved in scheme to defraud the United States Government status of President Emeritus and a salary of $250,000 a year.

This crime was committed with a union vender. It is true under ERISA Coia is entitled to his pension but not one dime more from the working Laborers of LIUNA. We will take whatever steps necessary to stop this illegal and immoral scheme to funnel more money to Arthur Coia.

Please respond in writing.

Alex Corns, Business Manager
Hodcarriers Local 36
Daly City, California

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