Ex-Secy.-Treasurer Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement in Tenn. Fed. Ct.

On Dec. 18, 2002, in the U.S. Dist. Ct. for the Middle Dist. of Tenn., a plea agreement was filed in which Robert “Blackie” Emery, Sr., former secretary-treasurer for Local 429 of the Intl. Bhd. of Electrical Wrkrs., pled guilty to one count of embezzling approximately $5,200 from Local 429 and one count of failure to file a required officer report, Form LM-30. The charges were brought following an investigation by the Nashville branch of the U.S. Ofc. of Labor-Mgmt. Standards. [DOL OLMS 1/2/03]

Border Patrol Union Chief Charged with Embezzlement
On Dec. 10, 2002, in Kern County, California Superior Court, a 5-count criminal complaint was filed charging Mark D. Marquez, president of American Fedtn. of Government Employees Local 2730 (which represents U.S. Border Patrol Agents), with embezzling $1,297.14 in union funds. The charges were brought following a joint investigation by the Los Angeles branch of the U.S. Ofc. of …