- Scandal has rocked the Auburn Teachers Association, an affiliate of the New York State United Teachers and American Federation of Teachers. The Auburn Citizen reports that an audit showed that the former (and now deceased) President of the Association allegedly misappropriated up to $800,000 in dues money for various personal uses. Local police are investigating to determine if she had accomplices. The union boss had been widely praised at her death, but now former cheerleaders are questioning how she might have been able to fleece teachers for so long.
- The former President of Metal Polishers Local 8A-28A of New York pleaded guilty to charges that he committed wire and mail fraud and evaded taxes. He agreed to pay restitution totaling over $1 million and will be sentenced in August.
- The founder and former president of the National Association of Special Police and Security Officers was sentenced to 76 months in federal prison after being found guilty by a jury last December for stealing from the union’s treasury and pension funds. He had faced decades in prison for offenses related to thefts totaling over $150,000 including thefts to pay his personal legal bills in a separate civil case, according to a Justice Department release.
- The President of a Louisiana Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America International Union local has been charged with embezzling over $16,000 from the union. The U.S. Attorney’s office alleged that he had skimmed the money using unauthorized checks and ATM withdrawals.
Posted on May 03, 2013 by Center for Union Facts