Seafarers' Union Leader

"The prominent hoodlum and trade union leader Hal Banks, remembered by history for his dictatorial stewardship of the Seafarers' International Union and the subsequent royal commission called to investigate it... also had a power boat. When another vessel passed it in the water, Banks, who had every reason to be security-conscious, bought a second one that was faster than the first. Both were paid for by union funds. When an underling pointed out the impropriety of this arrangement, Banks countered that he wasn't charging the union any dockage fees when they were moored at his lakeside hideaway."

[Banks also admitted to having owned thirty-three Cadillacs at various times.]

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