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 ➡

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 ➡