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Corruption Hits Police Officers’ Association

Stealing from union members is low. Stealing from special police officers is just about as low as you get. Yet that’s what allegedly happened in D.C. From The Washington Times:

Federal authorities recently raided the home and office of Caleb A. Gray-Burriss, of the National Association of Special Police and Security Officers (NASPSO) amid an investigation into his handling of more than $100,000 of pension dues and health-benefit funds, according to court records.

The investigation, headed by the racketeering and fraud unit of the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Inspector General, focuses on “numerous withdrawals by Burriss that did not appear to be for the benefit of NASPSO members,” according to a search-warrant affidavit filed in federal court in the District.

Financial records also show withdrawals for dozens of hotel stays in and around the District, including twice in one day, hundreds of restaurant bills and charges at nail salons and liquor stores, according to the affidavit.

The sad kicker:

An investigator for the Labor Department’s racketeering unit said Mr. Burriss earned an annual salary of $60,000 but, in 2005, obtained about $150,000 through checks to himself, checks made out to cash or ATM withdrawals.

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