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Labor Racket Weekly: Money on the Streets, Not in Union Treasuries

This week’s rackets include more embezzlement charges from across the country:

  • In Delaware, Lon Sullivan, former Treasurer of American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 644, was sentenced to three years of probation and 200 hours of community service, and he was ordered to pay the remaining balance of restitution in the amount $59,809. Sullivan previously paid $37,000 in restitution.
  • In Georgia, Jay C. Roy, former Secretary-Treasurer of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation (SMART) Local 1245, was sentenced to two months of imprisonment and two years of probation, and he was ordered to pay $83,417 in restitution and a $100 special assessment. On March 24, 2017, Roy pled guilty to one count of embezzlement of union funds.
  • In Illinois, Lonzell Moore, former President of American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 1730, was charged in a criminal complaint with embezzling $18,857 in union funds.
  • In Maryland, Fonda White, former Secretary-Treasurer of Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 2390, was indicted on one count of theft of property with a value of at least $10,000 but less than $100,000, one count of embezzlement, and two counts of theft of property with a value of more than $1,000 but less than $10,000.
  • In Michigan, Kimberly Steinhoff, former Treasurer of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 87, was charged with one count of embezzlement of $12,751.
  • In New York, Jeanette Willoughby, former President of American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 2009, was charged with petit larceny, in violation of N.Y. Penal Law 155.25, for diverting $2,487 in union funds for personal use.  She then pled guilty to the charge and was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge. She was also ordered to pay $2,487 in restitution.
  • In Ohio, David Sager, former President of USW Local 5000, pled guilty to obstruction of justice, making false statements, and falsification of tax returns.
  • In Virginia, Tamika Bullock, former Secretary-Treasurer of International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Local 684, was indicted on one count of embezzling $24,600 from a labor union.

Check back next week for another long list of union mismanagement.

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