Union Corruption — The Latest from DOL

Union officials continue to be caught with their hands in the cookie jar

The latest news on the union corruption front, courtesy of our friends at the Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards

On Feb.15, 2011, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Deidra Lucas, former president of American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 100 (located in Pontiac), was sentenced to time already served (one day) and three years of supervised release. She was also ordered to complete 50 hours of community service and pay restitution of $39,403 and a $100 special assessment. On Oct. 14, 2010, Lucas pled guilty to one count of embezzling $5,283.20 of union funds. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Detroit District Office.

On March 1, 2011, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, information was filed charging Williams Edwards, former President of AFSCME Local 1820 (located in Pontiac), with willfully failing to maintain accurate records of lost time claims made by him and others resulting in him receiving $3,656.02 in union funds to which he was not entitled. The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Detroit District Office.

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