PHILADELPHIA (FOX 29) - Charges are expected Wednesday following a two-year probe into the powerful International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98 and its leader, Johnny Doughtery, sources tell FOX 29.
Federal agents raided the home of Dougherty, known as Johnny Doc, in August 2016.
"I've been under scrutiny my whole life," Dougherty said at the time. "I don't know why, Maybe it's because I win too much."
On Monday, George Peltz of MJK Electrical Corporation pleaded guilty to federal crimes, including tax evasion, paying union workers in cash and skimming from that fund, failure to pay payroll tax as required and theft from employee benefit plans. Most striking was a charge of unlawful payments to a union official.
From 2012 through 2016, Peltz admits to giving a person described in court documents as "Union Official No. 1" and his family members around $65,000 dollars in free televisions and security systems. Items included in the list that Peltz gave Union Official No. 1 were gift cards and gift certificates worth $4,500 from Boyds, a Center City clothing store, according to court documents.
FOX 29's Hank Flynn sat down last week for an exclusive one-on-one with Johnny Doc.
"Some people are vindictive. Most people just don’t understand my industry and I play with a lot of powerful people who aren’t fond of me," Dougherty said.
"A lot of people in this town – most of the greedy elite – they don’t think much of me, okay? I’m white trash to them guys."