On September 11, William Pagano, former secretary-treasurer for National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 78, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio to one count of embezzling $66,759.18 in union funds. The plea follows an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards. The local is based in Columbus. (OLMS, 9/29/07).
Texas Secretary-Treasurer Sentenced for False Record-Keeping
On September 20, Jose Ocasio, formerly secretary-treasurer for Branch 404 of the National Association of Letter Carriers, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas to two years probation and 240 hours of community service for making false entries in union financial records. He had been charged in July. The local union is based in Waco, Texas. (OLMS, 9/29/07).
Secretary of Denver Local Indicted for Embezzlement