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 December 5, Marie-Elena Clayton, former financial secretary-treasurer for Glass Molders & Plastics Local 236A, pled guilty in U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey to one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $41,126. The guilty plea follows an …
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
On April 17, Christine Smith, former president of American Federation of Government Employees Local 2028, was charged in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Allegheny County Court, with 53 counts of embezzling $64,299 in union funds. Additionally, Lynda Holley, former secretary-treasurer of the local, was charged with eight counts of embezzling more than $4,400 in union funds. The actions follow an investigation by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards. (OLMS, 5/16/06).
Ex-Bookkeeper of Las Vegas Local Indicted for Embezzlement
On April 19, Kay Joy Andrews, former bookkeeper for Local 1780 of …