Virginia Local Security Employees President Sentenced for Embezzlement

spfpaOn April 6, Joseph Meizlik, former president of Security, Police, Fire Professionals of America (SPFPA) Local 454, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia to four years of probation for embezzling $9,122.44 in funds from the Fort Lee, Va.-based union. He also was ordered to pay full restitution and a $100 special assessment. Meizlik had been charged in December and pleaded guilty in January. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.… Read More ➡

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Security Employees President in Virginia Charged; Pleads Guilty

spfpaOn December 2, Joseph Meizlik, former president of Security, Police, Fire Professionals of America Local 454, was charged in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia with one count of embezzling $9,122.44 from the Fort Lee, Va.-based union. This past January 6 he pleaded guilty. The actions follow a probe by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.… Read More ➡

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Security/Police/Firefighters Local Secretary in Michigan Charged

spfpaOn November 23, Sherry Thompson, former financial secretary for Security, Police, Fire Professionals of America (SPFPA) Local 121, was charged in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan with embezzling $17,578.62 in funds from the Detroit union. She also was charged with making false entries in union financial records and filing a report based on those entries. The charge follows a probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.… Read More ➡

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Security Professionals Local President in Illinois Pleads Guilty

spfpaOn August 19, James Patrick Correll, former president of Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America Local 238, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois to embezzling $22,278 from the Morrison, Ill. (northwest part of the state) union. The guilty plea follows an investigation by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.… Read More ➡

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Ex-Treasurer of Arizona Security, Police and Firefighters Local Sentenced

spfpaOn December 7, Roger Wuest, formerly secretary-treasurer of the Phoenix affiliate of the Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America (SPFPA), was sentenced to one year of probation for willful concealment or destruction of union financial records. He had pleaded guilty in September. The actions follow an investigation by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.… Read More ➡

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Arizona Security, Police and Firefighters Secretary-Treasurer Pleads Guilty

spfpaOn September 24, Roger Wuest, formerly secretary-treasurer of the Phoenix affiliate of Security, Police, Fire Professionals of America (SPFPA), pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona to one count of willful concealment and destruction of union financial records. He had been charged in September. The guilty plea follows an investigation by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.… Read More ➡

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Security Employees Secretary in Georgia Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

spfpaOn July 31, Dianne Drawdy, former financial secretary of Security, Police and Fire Professionals Local 576 in Baxley, Georgia, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia to embezzling union funds in the amount of $17,900. She had been charged in April following an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.… Read More ➡

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Security Employees Financial Secretary in Georgia Indicted for Embezzlement

spfpaOn April 10, Dianne Drawdy, former financial secretary of Security, Police, Fire Professionals of America (SPFPA) Local 576, was indicted in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia on 16 counts of embezzling nearly $18,000 in funds from the Baxley-based union. The indictment follows a probe by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards. (OLMS, 5/22/09).… Read More ➡

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