President of Southern California UFCW Local Pleads Guilty to Fraud

On February 11, Aja Jasmin, former president of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 350C, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California to one count of wire fraud related to her theft of about $190,000 in funds from the Ontario (San Bernardino County)-based union. She had been charged last October in a two-count information with wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards and Office of Inspector General.