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BYLINE: Joseph Bonney
Old suit was dismissed in November because it lacked specifics
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. The U.S. attorney's office in Brooklyn, N.Y., appears to have taken that adage to heart in its years-long effort to prove that the International Longshoremen's Association is controlled by organized crime.
Three hours before a court-imposed deadline on Dec. 31, government lawyers refiled a far-ranging civil racketeering lawsuit that seeks "to put an end to the conspiracy among union officials, organized crime figures and others that has plagued some of the nation's most important ports for decades." The lawsuit seeks to oust several union officials and impose a federal monitor over the union …