Contractor Indicted for Embezzlement from ILA Local 1233
August 27, 2012
A contractor who was hired to renovate and repair the International Longshoreman’s Association-Local 1233 headquarters was indicted by a federal grand jury in Newark, N.J. today for allegedly stealing more than $100,000 from the union. Raymond Norville, 42, of Orange, N.J., owner of the construction company RLL Unique Homes Inc., was charged with Conspiracy to Embezzle and four Counts of Embezzlement from Local 1233. The indictment charges that Norville conspired with the then Secretary Treasurer of the Local to steal Union funds by submitting more than 40 fraudulent invoices for renovations at the Newark Local. The invoices were for work that was never actually performed; or that was double billed; or had grossly inflated costs.
The investigation was conducted by the Waterfront Commission of New York’s Legal and Police Divisions and the United States Department of Labor. The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey is prosecuting the matter.