Former Treasurer Pleads Guilty to Falsification

On January 23, in the U.S. Dist. Ct. for the West. Dist. of NY, Nancy E. Childs, frmr. treasurer of Local 151-G of the United Steel Wrkrs., pled guilty to falsifying union records.  Between May 1996 and May 2000, Childs falsified union records to cover up an embezzlement of $9,614 in union funds.  She made full restitution to the union. The guilty plea follows an investigation by the Buffalo District Ofc. of the U.S. Ofc. of Labor Mgmt. Standards. [OLMS, 1/29/04]

 

Ex-Bookkeeper Confesses to Embezzlement in Calif. Fed. Court

On Jan. 21, in the U.S. Dist. Ct. for the Sou. Dist. of Calif., Julie Palmi, frmr. bookkeeper for Local 1116 of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), pled guilty to 1 count of embezzling approximately $53,570 in union funds.  An information charging Palmi with embezzlement had been filed on October 16, 2003, following an investigation by the Minneapolis Resident Investigator Ofc of the U.S. Ofc. of Labor Mgmt. Standards.  This case was transferred from the Dist. of Minn. to the Sou. Dist. of Calif. pursuant to the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure and the consent of the parties. [OLMS, 1/29/04]

 

Ex-Secy.-Treasurer Confesses to Embezzlement in Okla. Fed. Court

On Jan. 16, in the U.S. Dist. Ct. for the West. Dist. of Okla., after petitioning the court to enter a guilty plea on Dec. 16, Suzanne Coleman, ex-secy.-treasurer for Local Lodge 2909 of the Intl. Assn. of Machinists, pled guilty to one count of embezzling $11,197 in union funds.  The plea follows an investigation by the Dallas Dist. Ofc. of the U.S. Ofc. of Labor Mgmt. Standards. [OLMS, 1/29/04]