During the course of the investigation into certain practices of
the Division of Purchase and Property, there were indications of
anticompetitive practices and corrupt labor practices in connection
with the building service industry. Moreover, names commonly
associated with organized crime were brought forth in connection
with this industry. The Commission commenced a follow-up probe
to look into these matters.|
Additional public hearings were convened June 25 and 26 in the Senate Chamber of the State House, Trenton.
Emil Bevacqua, a witness in the earlier June hearings and a former official of the Middlesex Building Services Company of New Brunswick, had testified to the coerced sale of a cleaning product to various firms with the quid pro quo of labor peace. He further testified about an organization operated by Sam "Red" Leonard and known as the New Jersey Contractors Management Company (N.J.C.M.C.).