Former Cleveland Local Treasurer Sentenced for Thefts

afge logo_0On February 19, Willie Harris, former secretary-treasurer of Local 2823 of the American Federation of Government Employees, was sentenced in the Cuyahoga County, Ohio Court of Common Pleas to two years probation and ordered to make $5,785.61 in restitution following a guilty plea to one count of aggravated theft. The sentence follows a joint probe by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Labor-Management Standards and the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Office of Inspector General. (OLMS, 3/23/09).