New Orleans-Area AFGE Local President Sentenced for Forgery

On April 21, Matthew Cuomo, former president of American Federation of Government Employees Local 1047, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana to three years of probation for forging more than 50 checks totaling about $15,000 from the Kenner-based union. He also was ordered to pay full restitution and a $100 special assessment. He had pleaded guilty last September after being charged that July. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.… Read More ➡

Louisiana AFGE President Pleads Guilty to Forgery

On September 30, Matthew Cuomo, former president of American Federation of Government Employees Local 1047, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana to one count of forging over 50 checks worth about $15,000 against the Kenner, La. union, which represents Transportation Security Administration employees. Cuomo had been charged this past July. The actions follow an investigation by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.    … Read More ➡

Ex-AFGE President in Louisiana Charged with Forgery

On July 30, Matthew Cuomo, former president of American Federation of Government Employees Local 1047, was charged with one count of forgery in the amount of $500 against the Kenner, La.-based union, which represents Transportation Security Administration employees. The charge follows a probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.… Read More ➡