Indianapolis Boss Accused of Forgery, $7,100 Embezzlement

On Mar. 21, 2002, in Marion County (Ind.) court, Mack Dykes, ex-president of Am. Fed’n of Gov’t Employees Local 1411 in Indianapolis, was indicted on five counts of forgery and one count of theft for embezzling approximately $7,100 in union funds. The local represents Dep’t of Defense employees. [DOL 3/21/02]

Utah Boss’ Spouse Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud linked to Union Corruption
On Mar. 13, Jill C. Gonzales, spouse of an ex-secretary-treasurer of the Bhd. of Maintenance of Way Employees Local 1227 in Ogden, Utah, pled guilty to mail fraud relating to a loss of union funds.The charge was brought on Jan. 23.  U.S. Dist. Judge. J. Thomas Greene scheduled sentencing for May 17. Additional details were unavailable. [DOL 3/13/02; U.S. v. Gonzales, No. 02-CR-46-ALL (D. Utah Mar. 13, 2002)]

Syracuse Boss Sentenced for $2,100 Theft
Michael G. Brown, secretary-treasurer of United Transp. Union Local 1007 in Syracuse, N.Y., was ordered Mar. 20 to make full restitution to the local of $2,160.16, which he had already done. No other forms of punishment were reported. He pled guilty on Feb. 13 to making false entries in union records to his conceal theft. A one-count information was brought on Feb. 7 and alleged that the crimes occurred from Jan. 1999 to June 2001. According to the plea agreement, Brown wrote unauthorized union checks to himself for alleged reimbursed Local Committee of Adjustment (LCA) expenses which he did not record in the local’s LCA ledger. He confessed that the funds belonged to the local and that he used them for his own personal expenses. [DOL 3/20/02; USAO N.D.N.Y. 2/22/02]