It seems anachronistic to talk about unions as havens for the Mafia, and most folks think of the more industrial unions like the Teamsters or the Laborers when they thinking about a union being “mobbed up.”  The recent sentencing of Vincent D’Acunto, former secretary-treasurer of UFCW Local 2D in Brooklyn, dispels the myth that mob influence is a thing of the past.

Vincent Esposito (left) and “Chin” Gigante (Center)

D’Acunto conspired with Genovese family soldier Vincent Esposito, son of the notorious late Genovese boss Vincent “The Chin” Gigante. In a racket run from 2001 to 2017, the conspiracy ring, which included several other Genovese soldiers and the secretary-treasure of another UFCW local, extorted millions of dollars of union funds from an unnamed Local 2D official.