AFGE Treasurer in Delaware Charged with Fraud; Pleads Guilty

Lon Sullivan’s thefts apparently went a good deal further than initial reports had indicated.  On February 28, Sullivan, former treasurer of American Federation of Government Employees Local 644, was charged in U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware in an information count with wire fraud in the amount of $8,647 from the Baltimore-based union.  He then pleaded guilty and agreed to pay $96,809 in restitution.  The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards and the Office of Inspector General.

Court records show that Sullivan, a resident of Delaware, while treasurer of AFGE Local 644, wrote union checks payable to himself and others.  He had been an employee of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), part of the Labor Department. The presiding judge in Wilmington has scheduled a June 28 sentencing date.  Prosecutors are recommending leniency based on Sullivan’s acceptance of responsibility.…

AFGE President in Texas Indicted for Wire Fraud

On February 14, Clementine Ray, former president of American Federation of Government Employees Local 219, was indicted in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas on one count of wire fraud in an unspecified sum from the Temple-based union.  The charge follows a probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.…

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

afge logo_0On November 22, Wanda Rosenboro-Correa, former secretary-treasurer of American Federation of Government Employees Local 2798, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to one count of theft of funds from the Washington, D.C. union in the amount of $13,803.  She had been indicted in August.  The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.…

Former President of AFGE Local in West Virginia Indicted

afge logo_0On October 18, Jared Henson, former president of American Federation of Government Employees Local 420, was charged in the Circuit Court of Preston County, West Virginia with two counts of embezzlement in an amount exceeding $1,000 and one count of falsifying records to cover up the thefts from the Bruceton Mills-based union, which represents employees of Hazelton federal prison.  Henson, 40, is a resident of Frostburg, Md.  The charges follow a probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards and Office of Inspector General.…

Former President of Arizona AFGE Local Pleads Guilty to Fraud

afge logo_0On October 19, Patrick Remigio, former president of American Federation of Government Employees Local 2859, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona to one count of wire fraud against the Tucson union, which represents U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents.  As part of the plea deal, he agreed to pay $95,000 in restitution.  Remigio had been indicted in January on eight counts of wire fraud and two counts of false record-keeping.  The actions follow a joint investigation by the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Labor’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.…

AFGE Secretary-Treasurer in Denver Charged with Embezzlement

afge-shield-logoOn October 11, Violet Lamorie, former secretary-treasurer of American Federation of Government Employees Local 695, was charged in U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado with embezzling more than $70,000 from the Denver union, which represents employees of the U.S. Mint plant in that city.  The charge follows a probe by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Relations and the Treasury Department’s Office of Inspector General.…

North Carolina AFGE Secretary Sentenced for Fraud

afge logo_0On September 14, Benjamin Stancil, former secretary-treasurer of American Federation of Government Employees Local 451, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina to 120 days of home confinement and three years of probation for wire fraud against the Havelock (near New Bern), N.C.-based union.  He also was ordered to pay $13,308 in restitution, a $2,500 fine and a $400 special assessment.  Stancil had pleaded guilty in June to four-count information of wire fraud after being charged in February.  The actions follow a probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.…

Indiana AFGE Secretary-Treasurer Pleads Guilty; Sentenced

afge logo_0On September 7, Carlton Woodcox, former secretary-treasurer for American Federation of Government Employees Local 2150, pleaded guilty in Dubois County (Indiana) Superior Court to one count of theft in the amount of $30,859 from the Jasper, Ind.-based union.  A month later, on October 6, he was sentenced to 360 days of probation, eight days in jail (previously served) and 80 hours of community service.  He also was ordered to pay full restitution.  Woodcox, 56, a resident of Jasper, had been charged in a two-count information in June with stealing $32,787.  Local 2150 represents employees of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.  The actions follow a probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.…

AFGE Secretary-Treasurer in Washington, D.C. Charged with Theft

afge logo_0On August 12, Wanda Rosenboro-Correa, former secretary-treasurer of American Federation of Government Employees Local 2798, was indicted in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia with theft from the Washington, D.C.-based union in an amount of more than $1,000.  The charge follows an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.…

Washington, D.C. AFGE Secretary-Treasurer Sentenced

afge logo_0On 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.   

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