Washington, D.C. Corrections Union Head Pleads Guilty to $180K+ Theft

Takisha Brown Dorsey virtually cleaned out her union treasury.  Within several months, she might be cleaning prison kitchen pots and pans.  On March 9, Dorsey, formerly chairwoman of the District of Columbia Department of Youth and Rehabilitation Services union, an affiliate of the Fraternal Order of Police, pleaded guilty in Washington, D.C. federal court to wire fraud in the theft of more than $180,000 from the roughly 240-member union over a nearly three-year period.  As part of her agreement, she agreed to make full restitution and forfeit assets in an identical amount.  Sentencing is scheduled for June 1.

Dorsey, 41, a resident of Waldorf, Md., chaired the Fraternal Order of Police-DYRS during January 2012-December 2015.  In February 2014, she removed a union by-law requiring a second signature be on union checks.  That move, alleged prosecutors, paved the way for embezzlement.  In November 2015, a suspicious union executive board gave her …