American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE)

Washington, D.C. AFGE Secretary-Treasurer Sentenced

AFGE logoOn July 15, Marcella Champion, former secretary-treasurer of American Federation of Government Employees Local 1831, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to nine months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release for embezzling funds from the federal government security guards union.  She also was ordered to perform 240 hours of community service and pay $19,152 in restitution on top of the $2,000 she already paid.  Champion had pleaded guilty in May to one count of theft in the sum of $4,130 after being charged last November.  The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.   

 

Ex-President of AFGE Local in Westchester County, N.Y. Sentenced

AFGE logoWilliam Davis has found out the consequences of debit card fraud.  On July 21, Davis, former president of American Federation of Government Employees Local 1119, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to 15 months in prison and two years of supervised release in connection with his theft of more than $120,000 in funds from the Montrose (Westchester County), N.Y.-based union.  He also was ordered to pay $150,000 in restitution plus a $100 special assessment.  Davis had pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud in April after being charged last October.  The actions follow a joint investigation by the Department of Labor’s Office of Labor-Management Standards and the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Office of Inspector General.

AFGE Secretary-Treasurer in Indiana Charged with Theft

AFGE logoOn June 22, Carlton Woodcox, former secretary-treasurer of American Federation of Government Employees Local 2150, was charged in Dubois County Superior Court (Indiana) on two information counts of theft totaling $32,787.  He then was arrested on June 24.  Woodcox, 56, a resident of Jasper, allegedly made unauthorized ATM withdrawals from a union account on 117 separate occasions.  The local represents employees of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service for various plants in southern Indiana.  The charges follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.

AFGE Secretary-Treasurer in North Carolina Pleads Guilty

AFGE logoOn June 13, Benjamin Stancil, former secretary-treasurer of American Federation of Government Employees Local 451, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina to four counts of wire fraud against the Havelock, N.C. (near New Bern) union.  He had been charged in February.  The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.

Alaska AFGE President Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

Alaska RailroadOn June 7, Jeffrey Davies, former president of American Federation of Government Employees Local 183, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska to one count of embezzling more than $90,000 in funds from the Anchorage-based union.  He had been indicted last December for stealing more than $100,000.  The union represents employees of the Alaska Railroad, which, though not formally a government agency, is a state-chartered and owned corporation.  The indictment and guilty plea follow a joint probe by the FBI and the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.

AFGE Ex-President in Maine Sentenced for Concealment

AFGE logoMark Durinski has repaid around half of what he stole.  That helped reduce his punishment.  On May 17, Durinski, former president of American Federation of Government Employees Local 294, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the District of Maine to one month in prison and three years of supervised release for making false statements in financial records of the Limestone, Maine-based union to conceal duplicate reimbursements.  He had been charged last August, and subsequently pleaded guilty to three counts in September, following an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.

Washington, D.C. AFGE Treasurer Pleads Guilty to Theft

AFGE logoOn May 3, Marcella Champion, former secretary-treasurer of American Federation of Government Employees Local 1831, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to one count of theft in the amount of $4,130 from the Washington, D.C.-based federal security employees union.  She had been charged last November.  The actions follow a probe by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.

Kansas AFGE Local Treasurer Sentenced for Fraud

AFGE logoOn May 4, Shelly Sutton, former treasurer for American Federation of Government Employees Local 477, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas to three months in prison and three months of supervised release for one count of bank fraud.  She also was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $78,778.  Sutton had pleaded guilty in February to stealing $93,094 from the Wichita-based union, which represents employees at the local VA hospital, after being indicted last November.  The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.

New York AFGE President Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

AFGE logoA deceased fellow union member was William Davis’ ticket to the good life.  It now might be his ticket to prison.  On April 6, Davis, former president of American Federation of Government Employees Local 1119, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to one count of wire fraud in connection with his theft of funds from the Montrose (Westchester County), N.Y. union.  The local represents employees of the VA Hudson Valley Health Care System’s FDR Campus.  He had been indicted last October for wire fraud and making false statements in union financial records following a joint investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Office of Inspector General.

AFGE President in Alaska Indicted for Embezzlement

Alaska railroadJeffrey Davies ran a railroad workers union.  His union brothers probably wish he would take a one-way trip to somewhere else.  On December 16, Davies, former president of American Federation of Government Employees Local 183, was indicted in U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska on one count of embezzlement in excess of $100,000 in funds from the Anchorage-based union.  Though members are not government agency employees, their employer is the Alaska Railroad, a corporation owned by the State of Alaska.  This status has enabled the union to affiliate with the AFGE.  The indictment follows a joint investigation by the FBI and the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.

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