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Labor Racket Weekly: More Embezzlement and Forgery!

shutterstock_547250767While union members pay millions of dollars of income in monthly dues to labor unions, union bosses continue to mishandle their members’ money. Below are this week’s best rackets:

  • In Ohio, Aaron Contreras, former Secretary-Treasurer of Communications Workers of America Local 84749, was sentenced to 16 months of incarceration and three years of supervised release, and he was ordered to make full restitution of $42,700. Why? In October, Contreras pled guilty to one count of embezzlement in the amount of $42,700.
  • Another Ohio resident, Adele Dewey, former Secretary-Treasurer of Steelworkers Local 811, pled guilty to one count of theft in the amount of $4,224 and one count of forgery. Dewey was ordered to pay a $250 fine for each charge and perform 40 hours of community service.

Check in next week for more tales of union no-goodery.

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