MORE ARRESTS REPORTEDLY NEAR IN BRIBERY PROBE OF MAKERS, UNION

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NEW YORK — A new round of arrests related to a bribery scheme involving apparel makers and union officials could be imminent, according to published reports Sunday.
Last December, as reported in these columns Dec. 7, federal authorities charged l7 contractors, executives and employees and two ILGWU organizers with participating in a plan to divert more than $2 million from union benefit funds.
At that time, Norman S. Transeth, the special agent in charge of the Office of Labor Racketeering, told WWD, “There is more involved than this round of arrests.”
According to Sunday’s New York Daily News, a production executive at Donna Karan Co. is reportedly among those under investigation. Officials of Donna Karan were unavailable for comment Sunday.

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