AFGE Local Secretary-Treasurer in Colorado Sentenced

afge logo_0On May 11, Aide Spade, former secretary-treasurer of American Federation of Government Employees Local 709, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado to three years of probation for making false statements in financial records of the Littleton (suburban Denver)-based union to conceal her thefts.  She also was ordered to pay $14,234 in restitution on top of the $44,935 in restitution she already paid, plus a $5,000 fine.  Spade had pleaded guilty to one count of concealment in October after being indicted on four counts in June.  AFGE Local 709 represents Colorado prison system employees.  The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards and the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General.