AFSCME Local Treasurer in Ohio Charged with Embezzlement

afscme-logoOn June 7, Brian R. Wilson, formerly secretary-treasurer of Local 2804 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, was charged in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio with embezzling $10,500. Prosecutors allege that during April-November 2006 Wilson, 39, a resident of Warren, Ohio, made seven unauthorized withdrawals from the union checking account totaling $11,030, using $530 for union expenses and keeping the rest. He also failed to disclose the withdrawals to union officers requesting information for a pending audit. The local represents employees of Forum Health Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren. The charge follows an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.