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Labor Racket Weekly: Big Labor’s Naughty List

We’ve got the latest round-up of union rackets just in time for the Holidays. Check out some of the most recent additions to Big Labor’s naughty list.

In Texas, Brian Walker, former Vice President of International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) Local 1504-8 (located in Galveston, Tex.), pleaded guilty to one count of false entries.

In Michigan, Verdine Day, former Treasurer of Detroit Fire Fighters Association, International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local 344 (located in Detroit, Mich.), pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud for embezzling $220,044.

In Ohio, Anthony F. Rockman, former Secretary Treasurer of Textile Workers Local 1 (located in Cleveland, Ohio), was sentenced to five months in prison and five months of home confinement, followed by three years of supervised release. He was also ordered to pay a $100 special assessment. On July 16, 2021, Rockman pleaded guilty to a one-count information for obstruction of justice (destruction, alteration, or falsification of records in federal investigations and bankruptcy).

In Michigan, Earl Roberts, former President of United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial Service Workers International Union (USW) Local 4 (formerly located in Yale, Mich., now disbanded), pleaded guilty to three counts of embezzlement of union funds totaling $45,916.

In Michigan Circuit Court, Robyn Williams, President of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 320 (located in Waterford, Mich.), was charged with one count of false pretenses of $1,000 or more but less than $20,000, one count of false pretenses of $200 or more but less than $1,000, and one count of larceny by conversion of $1,000 or more but less than $20,000.

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