CHICAGO — A 59-year-old who was one of Chicago’s most powerful labour leaders has pleaded guilty to receiving over $500,000 in illegal payments and benefits, including the use of a yacht.Former Teamsters Union official, John Coli Sr., changed his plea to guilty Tuesday in a federal case focused on how he squeezed one Chicago company for cash. He agreed to co-operate for a lower prison term of around 20 months.The plea deal describes Coli threatening in 2016 to bring a picket line to the company and “shut it down within an hour” if it stopped $25,000 quarterly payments to him. Court filings don’t identify the company.Coli pleaded guilty to receiving prohibited payments as a union officer and making a false income tax return. Eleven other counts will be dismissed.The Associated Press
by The Canadian Press Posted May 30, 2016 7:37 am MDT Last Updated May 30, 2016 at 8:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Intertain delays shareholder meeting by three months to complete review TORONTO – The Intertain Group Ltd. (TSX:IT) is postponing its annual meeting by three months to give its directors more time to complete a review of the online gaming company’s strategic options.The review was launched in March after Intertain’s stock plunged by nearly 16 per cent in two days to $9.65 on the Toronto Stock Exchange.Intertain said at the time, it was the unfortunate victim of a minor and erroneous reference in materials released by Quebec’s security regulator as part of its investigation into another gaming company, Amaya Inc. (TSX:AYA).Since March 28, Intertain’s stock has rebounded and closed on Friday at $12.74 — giving the company a market value of nearly $900 million.Intertain now plans to hold its annual shareholders meeting on Sept. 23. It was originally scheduled for June 29.Intertain currently offers casino-type games such as blackjack and roulette through InterCasino.com and bingo through Costabingo.com. Its other brands include Vera & John and Jackpot Joy.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSterling Products Limited takes Ice-cream magic to EnmoreNovember 7, 2018In “Business”Igloo Ice Cream donates footwear to Wakapoa studentsSeptember 7, 2014In “Local News”Huge profit losses due to Essequibo power outagesDecember 12, 2013In “Local News” A customer enjoying an Igloo ice cream cone from the new location.Local ice-cream pioneer, Sterling Products Ltd. (SPL) has opened a new outlet to make its premium Igloo Ice Cream available to customers near Stabroek Market Square in the heart of Georgetown.The new outlet was launched on March 1, 2019 and is strategically located on the upper-story of the KFC fast-food restaurant adjacent to Stabroek Market.It provides a cool, clean and comfortable getaway where customers can enjoy delicious, refreshing Igloo ice-cream above the hustle and bustle of the market square.CEO of SPL, Mr. Ramsay Ali said the new outlet is part of the company’s ongoing expansion in order to meet customers’ demand for Igloo ice cream. He added that the new branch will serve an extended range of top-quality ice creams, including exciting new flavours and variants to delight both adults and children.He noted that the array of ice cream flavours available at the Stabroek parlour is intended to deliver the best quality value to a broad spectrum of customers, catering for those who are inclined to stick to old favourites, as well as those who are tempted to try out tantalizing new varieties.While the Stabroek outlet will be fully stocked with standard ice cream flavours, it will also offer newly-created varieties including pistachio, strawberry-cheesecake, cherry-vanilla, mint-chocolate, midnight-cookies-and-cream, maple-almond, marshmallow, fudge brownie and piecrust.He added that the company is constantly seeking to add value for customers by creating new flavours and enhancing the taste, all under the strictest hygienic conditions. He disclosed that SPL invested about US$1M in the last half of 2018 to enhance quality and expand production.Additionally, Sterling Products Ltd. continues to conduct customer service training to its employees to ensure that visitors to Igloo outlets are pleased with all aspects of the service offered. Employees are paid competitive salaries and enjoy comfortable working conditions, so that they are happy to work with the company, Ali asserted.Sterling Products Limited was established in Guyana some 62 years back (1954) under IS0 9001 quality management.The Igloo ice cream continues to move from strength to strength in the Guyanese market by producing a high-quality product that is unmatched for sheer accessibility and ease of purchase, like the newest outlet above KFC near Stabroek Market square overlooking the Demerara River.Prior to the launch of the Stabroek Market branch, SPL launched a branch at Enmore branch in 2018. [Extracted and Modified from Sterling Products Press Statement]