American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE)

AFGE Secretary-Treasurer of Cincinnati Local Indicted for Theft

AFGE logoOn April 8, Cynthia Yancey, former secretary-treasurer of American Federation of Government Employees Local 3840, was indicted in the Hamilton County (Ohio) Court of Common Pleas on one count of theft of funds in an unspecified amount from the Cincinnati-based union. The indictment follows a probe by the Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.

Chicago-Area AFGE Local Vice President Pleads Guilty

AFGE logoOn March 15, Jacquelyn Pugh-Rodgers, former vice president of American Federation of Government Employees Local 2107, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois to one count of mail fraud. Pugh-Rodgers had been indicted in July along with two local officials, James Charleston and Mary Craigen, for two counts of mail fraud and one count of embezzlement in excess of $1,000 from the North Chicago, Ill.-based union. The actions follow a probe by the Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.

AFGE Local President in San Antonio Charged with Theft

AFGE logoOn February 19, W.D. Whiting, former president of American Federation of Government Employees Local 1757, was charged in the 290th Judicial District of Bexar County, Tex. with one count of theft, with an aggregate value of $1,500 or more but less than $20,000, and one count of misappropriation of fiduciary/financial property from the San Antonio union. The indictment follows a probe by the Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.

AFGE President in New York City Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

AFGE logoOn February 14, Federck Petro, former president of American Federation of Government Employees Local 2094, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to one count of embezzlement of funds from the New York City union, which represents VA hospital employees. He had been charged and arrested in December 2011 with stealing more than $100,000. The actions follow 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.

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Washington State AFGE Local President Pleads Guilty to Theft

AFGE logoOn January 17, David Currie, former president and treasurer of American Federation of Government Employees Local 2583, pleaded guilty in the Superior Court of Washington, County of Clark, to theft from the Vancouver, Wash.-based union. He then was sentenced to 30 days in jail and ordered to pay $6,552 in restitution and a $500 fine. Currie had been charged last November. The actions follow an investigation by the Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.

AFGE President of South Dakota Local Pleads Guilty to Larceny

AFGE logoOn January 15, Melody Wouden, former president of American Federation of Government Employees Local 2342, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota to one count of larceny from the Ft. Meade, S.D. union in an amount of under $1,000. The plea follows an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.

Chicago AFGE Ex-President Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

AFGE logoOn January 9, Christopher Stansbury, former president of American Federation of Government Employees Local 1765, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois to embezzling nearly $500 from the Chicago-based union, which represents regional office employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs. He had been charged in December. The guilty plea follows a joint investigation by the Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards and the Veterans Affairs Department's Office of Inspector General.

Arkansas AFGE Council President Pleads Guilty; Sentenced

AFGE logoOn December 13, Bryan Lowry, former president of American Federation of Government Employees Council 33, pled guilty in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas to making a false statement in financial records of the Forrest City, Ark.-based union. He then was sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to pay $4,114 in restitution. The plea and sentencing follow a joint probe by the U.S. Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards and the U.S. Justice Department's Office of Inspector General.

Washington, D.C. AFGE Local Secretary-Treaurer Sentenced

AFGE logoOn December 14, Gloria Dickinson, former secretary-treasurer of American Federation of Government Employees Local 421, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to 30 days of home confinement, five years of probation and 40 hours of community service for making false financial statements. She also was ordered to make restitution in the amount of $21,713.32. Dickinson had been charged early last September and pleaded guilty about a week later. The local is based in Washington, D.C. The actions follow a probe by the U.S. Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.

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.

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