New York Public Employees Ex-Official Sentenced for Embezzlement

afscme-logoOn August 31, Kelly Fahrenkopf, former vice president of Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Local 316, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York to one year in prison to be followed by three years of probation for embezzling more than $11,500 in funds from the West Coxsackie, N.Y. union. She pleaded guilty in April to the thefts, which occurred during August 2006-March 2007. Fahrenkopf also must pay $11,500 in restitution. CSEA represents New York state and local government employees and is affiliated with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, or AFSCME.