Ex-Treasurer of AFSCME Local in Wisconsin Pleads Guilty, Sentenced

afscme-logoOn May 11, Shari Birch, former treasurer of Local 1760-A of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin to two years probation, six months to be served in home detention, and pay full restitution for embezzling $16,734 from the Superior union. She pleaded guilty on February 25. The plea and sentencing follows a probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.