Postal Workers Ex-Treasurer in Georgia Sentenced for Theft

Postal Workers logoOn November 1, Bobby Harrison, former treasurer of American Postal Workers Union Local 79, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia to six months in prison, three years of supervised probation and 300 hours of community service for embezzling $21,737.11 in funds from the Gainesville, Ga.-based union. He also was ordered to pay $15,159.77 in restitution and a $100 special assessment. Harrison pled guilty in August. The guilty plea and sentencing follow a joint investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards and the U.S. Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General.