Those heard on tape:
Stephen Manos, Vice-President----SM
Charles LeConche, Business Manager----CL
Ted Grabowski President----TG
Wayne Silva, Executive Board----WS
Restaurant Owner [Joseph or John Fuschi]---JF
Frank Freeman, Sergeant-at-Arms [Drinking in bar]----FF
William LeConche, Brother of Charles LeConche [Drinking in Bar]----WL
Those also present:
Leonard Granell Jr., Recording-Secretary
John Pezzenti, Secretary-Treasurer
James Lawson, Executive Board
Don Douville, Auditor
Lloyd Lecly, Auditor
William Del Gaizo, Auditor
Thomas Brockett, Attorney [Cheverie & Associates]
Vere Haynes, Vice President, Laborers International Union of North
SM: Now. This ad. It cost eleven thousand ?
CL: What ad ?
SM: For the Times [New York Times]
SM: Do you know if there were any other set-up costs involved ? What was the total
CL: That's it.
SM: Eleven grand. O.K. Now.....
CL: That's none of your business
SM: Why isn 't it any of my business ?
CL: That's a District Council matter.
SM: It's still my money. My dues are paying for that.
CL: That's a District Council matter, approved by the delegates elected by the........
SM: What was the vote, by the way ? Was it unanimous ?
CL: One "No ".
SM: Yeah. Who?
CL: Ron Nobili
SM: Oh, the guy you ostracized.
TG: I don't think......I don't think that this is the platform for District Council matters.
SM: It's a platform for my dues.
CL: You don 't belong.....
SM: My dues that I pay.
CL: Why 'd you call Ted Grabowski & try to solicit a vote against John Silva, Asshole !
SM: Because I'm a member & I have a right...I have a right to lobby.
CL: You don 't leave a right...
SM: I got a right to lobby
CL: You haven't got the right to Fuckin' do anything with the Council.
SM: O.K. Fine.
CL: And stay the Fuck out of my business !
SM: That comes..........Hey !
CL: Stay the Fuck out of my business!
SM: That comes..........That 'll come later.
CL: Steve, you 're about that Fuckin ' close for me ripping your
Fuckin ' throat out
CL: Fuck the..........!
SM: Don 't threaten me !
[LeConche (standing) violently throws a napkin, striking
Manos (seated) in the chest.]
Wayne Silva [to LeConche] : Hey! Hey! Watch it!
CL to SM: Fuck you !
SM: Don 't threaten me !
CL: Fuck you!! It ain 't a threat. It's a Fuckin ' promise!
SM: What did you say ?
[The enraged LeConche rushes towards Manos but is restrained
by two Union offcials.]
CL: You heard me! Cocksucker ! Cocksucker ! You Fuckin ' heard
[Manos is attacked from his blind-side by Sergeant-at-Arms
Frank Freeman & thrown violently backward over a wrought iron
dining chair onto the ceramic-tile concrete floor.]
SM: Hey! Hey!
[Furniture is overturned as Freeman strikes Manos &
the injured Manos gasps/moans.]
FF: Come on! Come on!
SM: Help me up Frankie.. .....
FF: Out! Come on!
SM: Wait!........... Let me get my stuff! Let me get my stuff!
I want to get......! All right.
[Freeman grabs & pulls Manos & prevents him from
retrieving his personal belongings]
FF: Somebody else will get your shit!
JF (restaurant owner), [unlocks side door]: No,
no wait! Let me open...! open for you. I open for you. Just lock
the door. All right?
[Freeman throws Manos into street through side entrance
doorway & closes the door.]
FF: Get the Fuck out!
SM [standing in street & speaking through the closed
glass door]: Can I get my stuff ?
[William LeConche & Charles LeConche run out of main
door of restaurant & pursue Manos in the street as Freeman
follows & intervenes.]
WL: What are you doing ? You going after my brother ? You going after my brother?
WL: You piece of shit!
SM: Get him off me Frank.
WL: You piece of shit!
CL: Get the Fuck out......you cocksucker!!
FF: All right Charlie!
CL: You better get out of here.....!
FF: All right!
SM: Get me to my car! Get me to my car!
WL: My brother....
CL: Your car... You Fuckin ' piece of shit!
WL: You say something to my brother you asshole!
FF: Where's your car ?
SM: Right there. Right there!
WL: Don 't you ever talk to my brother ! You hear me?
Unknown: Hey Jimmy! Where 's your car ?
FF: Get in your car.
SM: O.K. Frank. Thanks Frank.
CL: Do yourself a favor. Don 't show up for a while! We own you now you Fucker!
WL: You talk to my brother again you got problems!
[Manos flees in his car, immediately makes a complaint in
person to a police offcer, & returns to his home to be personaly
greeted by LIUNA IG Investigator Sheryl McLaughlin, & then
goes to Manchester Memorial Hospital Emergency Room for treatment.|
1, Stephen Manos have made a written transcript of a portion of
an audio-tape which depicts an assault upon my person which occurred
on July 30, 1997.
I have transcribed that tape to the best of my ability.
The transcript is accurate.
State of Connecticut
County of Hartford
Subscribed & sworn to me this day of March 23, 1998
My COMMISSION EXPIRES ON JULY 31, 1998