Colorado Boss Guilty for Abusing Funds

The ex-president of the Denver sheriff’s union admitted Mar. 17 to using union funds at a casino and a strip club during a business trip to Las Vegas. The Denver Dist. Atty.’s Office said Joe Sanchez, ex-boss of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 27, used a union debit card at a casino and a union credit card at a topless bar called Crazy Horse Too. He purchased “Crazy Horse Money,” which could only be used to tip dancers. Sanchez made full restitution of $1,180. But he wasn’t fined, sentenced to jail, sentenced to community service or ordered to pay court costs. [Denver Post 3/19/99]

FBI Raids ex-New Jersey Bosses’ Homes
FBI agents raided the homes of Frank Ginesi, ex-president of the N.J. Policemen’s Benevolent Ass’n and one of his associates, William Saksinsky, Mar. 9 as part of a two-year probe of about $500,000 in missing union funds. The Dep’t of Justice has been investigating allegations that Ginesi, Saksinsky and other bosses embezzled the missing funds by creating bank accounts in the union’s name that they controlled.  [N.Y. Times 3/12/99]