AFSCME Local Official in Upstate New York Pleads Guilty

afscme-logoOn April 20, Kelly Fahrenkopf, former vice president of Civil Service Employees Association Local 316, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York to one count of embezzling over $11,500 in funds from the West Coxsackie (Greene County) union. The union is affiliated with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. The guilty plea follows an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.