Two California Bosses Sentenced for Union Theft

Two bosses of Am. Fed’n of Gov’t Employees Local 2018 in Twentynine Palms, Cal., have been sentenced in Cal. Superior Court in San Bernardino for grand theft to one day in county jail and five years probation, Jeff Gitomer of the Dep’t of Labor’s Office of Labor-Mgmt. Stnds. L.A. Dist. Office told the Union Corruption Update May 31. Dannie S. Dickerson, ex-local president, and Tara D. Alexander were also ordered to pay a $200 fine and $21,000 in restitution. Both were charged in Jan. 2000 with embezzlement and grand theft. Dickerson was initially charged with stealing $11,975, and Alexander $5,117. Both later pled guilty. The San Bernardino County Dist. Atty.’s office filed the charges after an OLMS probe. [OLMS Media Release 1/19/00]