On December 14, Josefina Suarez Gonzalez, ex-president of AFGE Local 1662, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona to five years probation and ordered to pay $27,405 to her union.Gonzalez had pleaded guilty back in June to one count of embezzling union funds following an indictment back in October 2004.The union represents employees at the Brown & Root Logistics facility at Fort Huachuca Army Base, not far from Tucson.The sentencing follows an investigation by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.(OLMS, 12/23/06).
New Jersey Financial Secretary Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement
On April 14, Deann Schnepple, ex-bookkeeper for LIUNA District Council of Oregon, Southern Idaho and Wyoming, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to an information count charging her with embezzling $44,758 in district funds.Sentencing has been set for June.(OLMS, 5/16/06).
GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES (AFGE)
Pittsburgh Local Ex-President, Secretary Charged with Theft