On September 11, Anthony Davis, former president of National Postal Mail Handlers Union Local 314, an affiliate of the Laborers union, was convicted by a jury in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri on one count of embezzling $40,659 in funds from the St. Louis-based union. He had been indicted in April following an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards. Prosecutors had alleged that Davis, 51, a resident of O’Fallon, Ill., submitted fake invoices to the union and pocketed the reimbursements. Though maintaining his innocence, a jury, after a five-day trial, convicted him. Sentencing is set for early December.