Ex-Secy.-Treasurer Indicted for Theft and Falsification in Fed. Court

On June 18, in the U.S. Dist. Ct. for the Northern Dist. of Ohio, Darryl C. Maynard, frmr. secy.-treasurer of Local 7-816 of the Paper, Allied-Industrial, Chemical and Energy Workers Intl. Union, was indicted for embezzling $7,509 and falsifying union records.  The charges were brought following an investigation by the Cleveland branch of the U.S. Ofc. of Labor-Mgmt. Standards. [OLMS, 6/26/03]


Ex-Bookkeeper Charged with Theft and Falsification in Penn. Fed. Court

On June 10, in the U.S. Dist. Ct. for the Middle Dist. of Pennsylvania, an information was filed charging Amy Pulaski, former bookkeeper for the Eastern Penn. Dist. Council of the Laborers Intl. Union of N. Amer., with one count of making materially false record entries to conceal her theft of $3,602.  The charges were brought following an investigation by the Philadelphia branch of the U.S. Ofc. of Labor-Mgmt. Standards. [OLMS, 6/26/03]


Fla. Union Chief’s Racketeering Trial Put off until September

Walter Browne won a postponement of his trial on racketeering charges until September.  The president of the Nat’l Fedtn. of Public & Private Employees (a.k.a., Marine Engrs. Beneficial Assn. Dist. 1) headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, was indicted in Nov. 2001 on charges that he stole more than $400,000 from the union and four companies through embezzlement and bribery.  Also charged was Browne’s sister, Patricia Devaney, a union staffer.  The postponement for both defendants was granted by U.S. Dist. Judge Jose Martinez (Sou. Dist., FL, G.W. Bush). [Miami Herald, 6/19/03]