AFSCME Local Secretary-Treasurer in New Jersey Pleads Guilty

The guilty plea by Linda Rogers was inevitable. Look no further than her daughter. On January 12, Rogers, former secretary-treasurer of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 2254, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey to embezzling $40,455 from the union’s checking and savings accounts. She and her daughter, Jennifer Rogers, had been indicted on one count each last August; the daughter pleaded guilty on December 1. AFSCME Local 2254 represents various employees at Jersey City Medical Center. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.

According to prosecutors, Linda Rogers, now 71, a resident of Jersey City, during July 2016-August 2017 used her position to write 112 checks from the union account to accounts jointly controlled by her and her daughter. These checks, which totaled $35,267, were unrelated to union business. In addition, during October … Read More ➡

New Jersey AFSCME Treasurer’s Daughter Pleads Guilty to Theft

Jennifer Rogers played a supporting role, but it was enough for prosecutors to secure a guilty plea. Last Tuesday, December 1, Rogers, the daughter of Linda Rogers, former secretary-treasurer of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 2254, pleaded guilty by videoconference in U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey to aiding her mother’s embezzlement of $40,455 in funds from the Jersey City union. The pair had been charged in August. AFSCME Local 2254 represents employees at Jersey City Medical Center, including clerical workers, therapists and housekeepers. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.  

Linda Rogers, as secretary-treasurer, had sole control over union finances. According to prosecutors, daughter Jennifer Rogers, now 38, a resident of Jersey City, helped her mom rip off the union. During July 2016-August 2017, as an employee of the hospital as well as a … Read More ➡

New Jersey AFSCME Treasurer, Daughter Charged with Embezzlement

It was a case of mother-daughter teamwork. But nobody in their union seems impressed. Last Thursday, on August 13, Linda Rogers, former secretary-treasurer of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 2254, along with her daughter, Jennifer Rogers, were charged in U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey with one count each of embezzlement and conspiracy to embezzle from the Jersey City-based union in a sum exceeding $40,000. They were released on bond following their initial court appearance. The charges follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.

AFSCME Local 2254 represents employees at Jersey City Medical Center, including clerical workers, therapists and housekeepers. Unfortunately, a portion of their dues went for the personal enrichment of the Rogers duo. According to prosecutors, Linda Rogers, now 71, and Jennifer Rogers, now 38, each a resident of Jersey City, during July 2016-August 2017 … Read More ➡