Missouri AFSCME Local President Sentenced for Bank Fraud
On September 4, Michael Palmer, former president of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 1379, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri to 120 days of confinement, three years of probation, and was ordered to pay $1,931 in restitution and a $200 fine for bank fraud. The local is based in Fulton, Mo. Palmer pled guilty in April. The actions follow an investigation by the Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.