Judge declines to drop Teamster charges in 'Top Chef' case

September 1, 2016 11:46 PM

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A federal magistrate judge has declined to drop extortion charges against four Teamster union members accused of intimidating the staff and crew of "Top Chef" in an effort to get jobs while the show was filmed in Boston last year.

The Boston Globe reports (http://bit.ly/2c8DeT4 ) the ruling Thursday by Magistrate Judge Marianne Bowler moves the case forward, possibly toward a jury trial.

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