Former Detroit-Area AFSCME Local President Sentenced

afscme-logoOn September 7, William Edwards, former president of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 1820, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan to one year of probation for willfully failing to maintain financial records of the Pontiac, Mich.-based union. He previously had made restitution in the amount of $4,929.49. Edwards pleaded guilty in May. The sentencing follows a probe by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.