Ex-Michigan Communications Workers Local Financial Secretary Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

On April 3, Kevin Welch, former financial secretary of Communications Workers of America Local 84-415 in Grand Rapids, Michigan pleaded guilty in the 61st District Court of Kent County, Mich., to one count of embezzlement in an amount between $250 and $1,000. He had been indicted in March on one count of embezzlement in an amount between $1,000 and $20,000. The guilty plea follows an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards. (OLMS, 4/21/09).