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Union Corruption Roundup: “Public Safety” Union Officials Behaving Badly

  • moneyFederal authorities in San Diego are conducting a wide-ranging investigation into allegations of conspiracy and wire fraud against the former head of the National Border Patrol Council, the union of Border Patrol agents. Prosecutors claim that T.J. Bonner “billed personal expenses for wages, travel, meals, tickets to sporting events and other items to the union,” and the Assistant U.S. Attorney on the case believes that the alleged fraud scheme goes back to the beginning of Bonner’s leadership in 1993. Bonner denies the allegations and the case is pending before a federal criminal district court in California.
  • The former Financial Treasurer of an United Government Security Officers of America local in Mississippi pled guilty to embezzling $8,100 and forging checks. The local represents security guards at a nuclear power plant.
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