AFSCME Local Treasurer’s Daughter in New Jersey Sentenced

On April 20, Jennifer Rogers, a former member of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 2254, was sentenced to six months of electronically monitored home confinement and two years of probation for aiding and abetting her mother’s embezzlement of $40,455 in funds from the Jersey City union. She also was ordered to pay full restitution plus a $100 special assessment. The mother, Linda Rogers, who was union treasurer, pleaded guilty in January. The pair had been charged last 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.