American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE)

AFGE Secretary Treasurer in Washington, D.C. Charged

AFGE logoOn September 6, Gloria Dickinson, former secretary-treasurer of American Federation of Government Employees Local 421, was charged in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia with one count of making false statements in financial records of the Washington, D.C.-based union. The union represents employees of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The charge follows an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.

AFGE District Treasurer in Washington State Charged with Theft

AFGE logoOn August 28, William Hainsey, former treasurer of American Federation of Government Employees District 11, was charged in the Superior Court of Washington, County of Clark, with one count of theft from the Vancouver, Wash.-based union. The charge follows a probe by the Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.

Cleveland AFGE President Sentenced Following Jury Conviction, Guilty Plea

AFGE logoOn September 5, Victor Davis, former president of American Federation of Government Employees Local 3283, was sentenced in the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas to six months of incarceration (suspended) and one year of probation, and was ordered to make restitution in the amount of $1,358.26 from the Cleveland-based union. Previous to the sentencing, a jury convicted Davis on August 7 on grand theft charges; two weeks later, on August 21, Davis pleaded guilty to theft. The local represents about 1,200 employees of the Cleveland office of the Defense Finance and Accounting Service. The most recent actions, on top of the indictment of last October, follow a joint investigation by the Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards and the Defense Criminal Investigative Service.

Ex-Border Patrol Union President Indicted for Embezzlement

T.J. Bonner Terence "T.J." Bonner (see photo) headed a union that guards our borders from illegal entries from Mexico and Canada. Unfortunately, for years he allegedly engaged in illegal entries of his own - in the union's coffers and books. On August 16, a San Diego federal grand jury indicted Bonner on 11 counts of wire fraud and one count of conspiracy for his diversion of hundreds of thousands of dollars from the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) for his own use. Until his retirement last year, Bonner had headed the council for more than two decades.

Chicago-Area Local AFGE Officials Indicted for Theft, Fraud

AFGE logoOn July 17, James Charleston, Jacquelyn Pugh-Rodgers and Mary Craigen, respectively, the former president, vice president and secretary-treasurer of American Federation of Government Employees Local 2107, each were indicted for embezzlement in an amount of more than $1,000 and two counts of mail fraud. The North Chicago, Ill. (Lake County) union represents employees of the North Chicago VA Medical Center. The charges follow a probe by the U.S. Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.

South Dakota AFGE Secretary-Treasurer Pleads Guilty; Sentenced

AFGE logoOn May 14, William Bilger, former secretary-treasurer of American Federation of Government Employees Local 3365, pleaded guilty in Pennington County, South Dakota District Court to petty theft in an amount greater than $400 and less than $1,000 from the Rapid City union. He then was sentenced to pay restitution of $2,137 within one year, plus all grand jury costs. The plea and sentencing follow a probe by the Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.

Missouri AFGE Local President Sentenced for Embezzlement

AFGE logoOn April 10, Vicki Guynn, former president of American Federation of Government Employees Local 1612, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri to four months home confinement and three years probation for embezzling $16,081 in funds from the Clever (near Springfield) union. She pled guilty in December. The guilty plea and sentencing follow a joint investigation by the U.S. Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards and Office of Inspector General, and the Justice Department's Office of Inspector General.

AFGE Local Secretary-Treasurer in North Carolina Indicted

AFGE logoOn February 20, Terry Wagner, formerly secretary-treasurer of American Federation of Government Employees Local 2923, was indicted in North Carolina Superior Court, County of Durham, for embezzling between $7,312 and $7,845 in funds from the Durham union. The indictment follows an investigation by the Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.

Kansas City, Mo. AFGE Ex-President Pleads Guilty to Fraud

AFGE logoOn February 1, Kelley Dull, former president of American Federation of Government Employees Local 4094 in Kansas City, Mo. and AFGE Council 171 in Cleveland, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri to one count of wire fraud in the amount of $32,118.66 against the Kansas City, Mo. local union. The guilty plea follows a probe by the U.S. Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.

Louisiana AFGE Local President Pleads Guilty; Sentenced

AFGE logoOn January 20, John Wayne Walker, former president of American Federation of Government Employees Local 2000, pleaded guilty in the State of Louisiana, 26th Judicial District Court, Parish of Bossier, to theft of funds from the Shreveport union. He then was sentenced to five years probation and ordered to pay $16,057.75 in restitution and a $500 fine. The guilty plea and sentencing follow a probe by the U.S. Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.

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