Montana Teachers Union Local President Charged with Embezzlement

Teachers deskOn September 22, Laura Brown, formerly president of American Federation of Teachers Local 5095, was charged in federal court with embezzling $7,700 in funds from the Butte, Montana union, which represents non-management staff at a residential youth treatment center. Prosecutors say the thefts occurred sometime from late 2004 to late 2008. Brown pleaded not guilty at her hearing.