South Carolina Postal Workers President Sentenced for Theft

On September 29, Dana Roush, former president of American Postal Workers Union Local 403, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina to five years in prison and three years of supervised release for embezzling $10,889 in funds from the Spartanburg union. She also was ordered to pay full restitution. Roush had pleaded guilty in October 2019 after being charged in September. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.… Read More ➡

Postal Workers President in Kansas Sentenced for Record-Keeping Fraud

On July 16, Asenath Roland, former president of the Kansas Postal Workers Union, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas to one year of probation and ordered to pay $4,740 in restitution for concealing his embezzlement of funds from the Wichita-based union. He had pleaded guilty in February after being indicted last July. The union is an affiliate of the American Postal Workers Union. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.… Read More ➡

APWU Secretary in New Jersey Sentenced for Embezzlement

On June 17, Robert Peter, former secretary-treasurer of American Postal Workers Union Local 526, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey to six months of home detention and three years of probation for embezzling funds two years ago in the amount of $34,500 from the Blackwood, N.J.-based union. He had pleaded guilty in August following an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.… Read More ➡

Kansas Postal Workers President Pleads Guilty to Concealing Records

On February 27, Asenath Roland, former president of the Kansas Postal Workers Union, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas to one count of failure to maintain financial records of the Wichita union.  He had been indicted last July for embezzling union funds in the amount of $4,740. The union is an affiliate of the American Postal Workers Union. The actions follow a probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards. … Read More ➡

Former Postal Workers President in South Carolina Pleads Guilty

On October 22, Dana Quinn Roush, former president of American Postal Workers Union Local 403, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina to one count of embezzlement of funds in the sum of $10,089 from the Spartanburg-based union. She had been charged on September 12 following a probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.

This may be the least of her problems. On September 19, a woman named Dana Q. Roush, a resident of nearby Greenville, S.C., was found guilty in federal court of mail fraud conspiracy in connection with a rent-to-own residential real estate scam involving about 130 properties that she ran with husband Michael Roush. The husband had pleaded guilty prior to trial. The couple’s firm, Kingdom Connected Investments (KCI) LLC, promised a “win-win” outcome for distressed homeowners and aspiring homebuyers. KCI, marketed as a “Christian” organization, would buy a … Read More ➡

Postal Workers Secretary-Treasurer in Texas Charged with Embezzlement

On August 21, Wanda Coleman-Gordon, former secretary-treasurer of American Postal Workers Union Local 1477, was charged in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas following a grand jury indictment on one count of embezzling $71,063.49 in funds from the Tyler-based union. Coleman-Gordon allegedly stole the money during January 2010-April 2019. Prosecutors are seeking forfeiture of cash or other assets, plus interest. The indictment follows a probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.… Read More ➡

South Jersey Postal Union Secretary Pleads Guilty to Thefts

Robert Peter’s use of his union as a personal piggy bank was brief but lucrative. Now it’s officially over. On August 8, Peter, former secretary-treasurer of American Postal Workers Union Local 526, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey to embezzling $34,500 in funds from the Blackwood (Camden County), N.J.-based union. Local 526 represents about 900 postal employees at various locations in Southern New Jersey. The guilty plea follows an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.

According to court records, Peter, now 58, a resident of Sicklerville, N.J., during May 1-June 13, 2018 used two methods to steal union funds. First, he made unauthorized use of the union president’s signature stamp to issue to himself eight union checks totaling $22,500. Second, also without authorization, he withdrew $12,000 in cash from a number of machines in Atlantic City with his union ATM … Read More ➡

Postal Workers President in Kansas Indicted for Embezzlement

On July 31, Asenath Roland, former president of the Kansas Postal Workers Union, was indicted in U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas on one count of embezzlement of funds from the Wichita-based union in the amount of $4,740. The union is an affiliate of the American Postal Workers Union. The charge follows an investigation by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.… Read More ➡

Postal Workers President in South Carolina Charged with Embezzlement

On September 12, Dana Roush, former president of American Postal Workers Union Local 403, was charged in U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina with one count of embezzlement in the amount of $10,089 from the Spartanburg union. The charge follows an investigation by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.… Read More ➡