On May 17, in the U.S. Dist. Ct. for the North. Dist. of Ohio, Jeffery Henson, frmr. secy.-treasurer of Graphic Communications Workers Local 42-C, pled guilty to one count of embezzling $98,000 in union funds. The guilty plea follows an investigation by the Cleveland Dist. Ofc. of the U.S. Ofc. of Labor Mgmt. Standards. [OLMS, 6/1/04]
Ex-Union Chief Sentenced for Mail Fraud in Texas Fed. Ct.
U.S. Dist. Judge Harold Barefoot Sanders, Jr. (N.D. TX, Carter) sentenced Rick Wilson to 15 mos. in prison, and ordered him to repay the more-than $33,000 he stole from the Dallas Patrolman’s Assn., now the Fraternal Order of Police. At his sentencing, Wilson showed no remorse, but insisted that he used the union’s credit card for gas while doing union business, and often bought meals to recruit potential members. But investigators pointed out that Wilson was not authorized to charge personal items to the union, and that he failed to document his claimed work-related charges in expense reports. [Dallas Morning News, 5/28/04]