Treasurer of Ohio Correctional Employees Union Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

AFSCME logoOn May 1, Jack Hooks, former treasurer of Local 11, Chapter 7010 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio to embezzling union funds in the amount of $15,192. The union, formally known as the Ohio Civil Service Employees Association, represents corrections officers at Mansfield Correctional Institution (“MANCI”). Hooks initially pled this past January. The action follows an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards. (OLMS, 5/22/09).