Unions Fail to File Disclosure Reports

According to politicalmoneyline.com, several int’l unions have failed to file their basic financial disclosure reports (LM-2) with the Dep’t of Labor. These include five unions: the Int’l Ass’n of Asbestos Workers, Int’l Longshoremen’s & Warehousemen Union, Bhd. of Maintenance of Way Employees, Am. Fed’n of Musicians, and Union of Needletrades, Industrial & Textile Employees. [politicalmoneyline.com 10/19/01]

New Mexico Boss Admits Bogus Recordkeeping
On Oct. 3, in the U.S. Dist. Court for the Dist. of New Mexico, Ygnacio Angel, ex-president of Am. Postal Workers Union Local 402, pled guilty to an information charging him with false recordkeeping in violation federal labor law. [Dep’t of Labor 10/3/01]

Pennsylvania Staffer Charged with Theft
On Feb. 28, the Dist. Atty. of Armstrong County (Pa.) charged Gail McGranahan, an ex-staffer of Mine Workers Local 1378, with 20 counts of forgery and 20 counts of theft and is seeking $6,610 in restitution to the union. [Dep’t of Labor 2/28/01]

Wisconsin Boss Indicted for $17,400 Embezzlement
On Feb. 14, Shawn Drake, ex-secretary-treasurer of Local 736 of the Paper, Allied-Indus. Chemical & Energy Workers Int’l Union, was indicted in U.S. Dist. Court for the E. Dist. of Wis. one count of embezzling $17,419 in union funds.  [Dep’t of Labor 2/14/01]

Florida Boss Guilty of Filing False Reports
Barry James, ex-president of Am. Fed’n of Musicians Local 389, pled guilty Feb. 5 in the U.S. Dist. Court for the Middle Dist. of Fla. to a one-count information for filing a false labor organization annual financial report in violation of federal labor law. [Dep’t of Labor 2/14/01]

Arizona Boss Indicted on Seven Corruption Counts
On January 17, 2001, in the U.S. Dist. Court for D.C., Gregory Floto, president of Nat’l Treasury Employees Union Chapter 116 in Tucson, Ariz., was indicted on 7 counts of mail fraud/deprivation of honest services (3 counts), making false statements (3 counts), and obstruction of justice (1 count). The charges were brought following a joint investigation by the OLMS Los Angeles District Office and the U.S. Customs Service Office of Internal Affairs. [Dep’t of Labor 1/17/01]

North Carolina Boss Indicted for $13,200 Embezzlement
In U.S. Dis. Court for the W. Dist. of N.C., a one-count indictment was returned Jan. 9 charging Roger Causy, secretary-treasurer of United Food & Commercial Workers Int’l Union Local 427-C, with embezzling $13,218 in union funds. [Dep’t of Labor 1/9/01]