American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE)

AFGE Local President in Washington State Charged with Theft

AFGE logoOn November 16, David Currie, former president and treasurer of Local 2583 of the American Federation of Government Employees, was charged in the Superior Court of Washington, County of Clark, with two counts of theft in an unspecified amount from the Vancouver, Wash.-based union. The charges follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.

Former President of Florida AFGE Local Charged with Fraud

AFGE logoOn November 13, Danny Hubbard, former president of American Federation of Government Employees Local 1380, was charged in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida in a 24-count indictment with wire fraud from the Panama City, Fla. union. The charges follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.

Texas Local AFGE Ex-President Charged with Theft

AFGE logoOn November 8, Roberto Macias Jr., former president of American Federation of Government Employees Local 2759, was charged in the 4th Judicial District Court, County of Rusk, Texas, with theft in the amount of $2,800 from the El Paso-based union. The indictment follows an investigation by the Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.

AFGE President in South Dakota Indicted for False Record-Keeping, Theft

AFGE logoOn October 23, Melody Wouden, former president of American Federation of Government Employees Local 2342, was indicted in U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota with entering a false statement in union records to conceal theft in an amount less than $1,000 from the Ft. Meade, S.D.-based union. The charge follows a probe by the Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.

Kansas City, Mo. AFGE Local President Sentenced for Fraud

AFGE logoOn October 18, Kelley Dull, former president of American Federation of Government Employees Local 2904 and AFGE District Council 171, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri to six months in prison and three years of supervised probation for wire fraud in the amount of $32,118.66. He also was ordered to pay full restitution and a $100 special assessment. Dull pled guilty in February. Local 2904 is based in Kansas City, Mo.; District Council 171 is based in Cleveland, Ohio. The guilty plea and sentencing follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.

AFGE Secretary in New Mexico Sentenced for Embezzlement

AFGE logoOn September 27, Graciela Jiminez, secretary-treasurer of Local 2263 of the American Federation of Government Employees, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico to three years of probation and ordered to pay $7,919 in restitution plus a $25 assessment for embezzling funds from the Albuquerque-based union. Jimenez pled guilty in June. The guilty plea and sentencing follow a probe by the U.S. Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.

AFGE Local Secretary-Treasurer in Washington, D.C. Pleads Guilty

AFGE logoOn September 14, Gloria Dickinson, former secretary-treasurer of American Federation of Government Employees Local 421, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to entering false statements in financial records of the Washington, D.C. union. She had been charged on September 6. The charge and guilty plea follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.

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.

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