St. Louis NPMHU Treasurer Charged with Embezzlement

On October 7, 2020, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Yvette Luster, former Treasurer of Postal Mail Handlers Local 314 (located in St. Louis, Mo.), was charged with one count of embezzlement of labor union assets in the amount of $184,138, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The charge…

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Embezzlement by NALC Branch officials in Michigan and Georgia

On August 31, 2020, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, Kathryn A. Connelly, former President of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 707 (located in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.), was charged by information with one count of embezzlement and theft of union funds in the amount of $10,323,…

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Former Kansas APWU President Sentenced To Probation, Ordered To Pay $4,740 Restitution

On July 16, 2020, in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas, Asenath Roland, former President of the Kansas Postal Workers Union (located in Wichita, Kans.), was sentenced to one year probation and ordered to pay $4,740 restitution. On February 27, 2020, Roland pleaded guilty to one count of failure to maintain…

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DOL Announces Final Rule To Increase Financial Transparency for Unions

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) today announced a final rule to establish the “Form T-1” Trust Annual Report that requires unions to file annual financial reports concerning their trusts. These annual reports will increase the financial transparency of unions and ensure that members have access to information…

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Former Texas APWU Secretary-Treasurer indicted for embezzlement 

On August 21, 2019, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Wanda Coleman-Gordon, former Secretary-Treasurer of American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 1477 and the Texas Postal Workers Union (both located in Tyler, Tex.), was charged in a one-count indictment for embezzling $71,064 in union funds, in violation of 29…

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Former President of Kansas Postal Workers Union indicted for embezzlement 

On July 31, 2019, in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas, Asenath Roland, former President of the Kansas Postal Workers Union (located in Wichita, Kans.), was indicted on one count of embezzlement of union funds totaling $4,740, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS…

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New Jersey Local APWU Secretary-Treasurer Admits Embezzlement

DOJ Press Release – August 8, 2019 CAMDEN, N.J. – A former secretary-treasurer of a U.S. Postal Workers Union today admitted embezzling $34,500 of union funds, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Robert Peter, 58, of Sicklerville, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Noel Hillman in Camden federal court to an information charging him…

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Lawsuit seeks to nullify APWU Manchester Local’s election of officers

2019 OLMS Civil Enforcement Actions (updated 7-1-19) On June 17, 2019, in the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire, the Department filed suit against American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 230 (located in Manchester, N.H.). The lawsuit seeks to nullify the union’s March 2, 2019 election of the offices of president,…

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