NEW ENGLAND BRIEFS
US TO APPEAL CASE DISMISSAL
The Justice Department has filed notice that it will appeal a Miami federal judge's dismissal of charges against a Winchester man and three other New England residents accused of labor racketeering involving the giant Laborers International Union of America.
US District Judge James L. King dismissed the charges earlier this month on the grounds that the statute of limitations expired before the men were indicted in September of 1981.
Federal prosecutors filed their appeal notice last Wednesday in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta after deciding to press the case.
King dismissed charges against Joseph Vaccaro Jr. of Winchester, trustee of the New England Laborers International Training Fund and president of National Group Insurance Co., and three others after they were indicted following a three year probe by federal grand juries in Miami and Boston into alleged corruption in the 900,000-member Laborers' Union.