Former Spartanburg, SC Local APWU President pleads guilty to embezzlement of union funds

On October 22, 2019, in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, Spartanburg Division, Dana Roush, former President of American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 403 (located in Spartanburg, S.C.), pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement of union funds totaling $10,089, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c).  The guilty plea follows…

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USPS OIG: Special Agents at Work

In a recent blog, we noted how we organize our work. Our blogs tend to feature our audit work because it allows us to seek input and feedback that can shape ongoing or future work. That doesn’t mean it’s quiet in the Office of Investigations. In fact, there’s always a lot going on there. Our…

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Former APWU Des Plaines Local President pleads guilty to embezzling $18,857

via Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) On July 12, 2017, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, Lonzell Moore, former President of American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 1730 (located in Des Plaines, Ill.), pled guilty to one count of embezzling $18,857 in union funds, in violation of…

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Massachusetts DOJ:  Former Postmaster Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 27, 2017 BOSTON – The former Postmaster of the U.S. Postal Service Post Offices in Blackstone and Jefferson, Mass., pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Worcester to stealing approximately $31,000 from the U.S. Postal Service. Carlitos Molina, 36, pleaded guilty to one count of misappropriating postal funds. U.S. District…

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Michigan Postal Workers Union president indicted on federal charges

By Matt Mencarini – August 26, 2015 GRAND RAPIDS – The president of the state and local unions for U.S. Postal Service workers was indicted in federal court this month on an embezzlement charge. Jesus Miguel Gonzales is charged with embezzlement and theft of labor union assets and falsification of financial records required to be…

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Postal inspector pleads guilty to stealing Playboys, pills

By Henry K. Lee – July 22, 2015 A U.S. supervisory postal inspector once named a federal employee of the year pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing mail containing prescription pills, jewelry, passports, collectible Playboy magazines and other items in San Jose. Quan Howard, 53, of Saratoga also pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in San…

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Former Gates Mills postmaster charged with stealing more than $55,000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 17, 2015 The former postmaster of the Gates Mills Post Office was charged today with theft of property used by the U.S. Postal Service, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, and Monica Weyler, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Postal Service —…

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Postal Workers President in North Carolina Charged

On January 13, Salvatore Mauro, former president of American Postal Workers Union Local 1236, was charged in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina with one count of creating a false financial report. He pleaded guilty the following day. The indictment and plea follow a probe by the Labor Department’s Office of…

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