Detroit-Area AFSCME Local Vice President Charged; Pleads Guilty

afscme-logoOn July 26, Perry Taylor, former vice president of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 1820, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan with aiding and abetting others in failing to maintain accurate records of lost time claims, thus enabling him to illegally receive $4,624.13 in union funds. The local is based in Pontiac, Mich. Taylor had been charged in May. The guilty plea and charge follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Services.