Iowa AFGE Secretary-Treasurer Sentenced for Embezzlement

AFGE logoAnn Kelly can be thankful she paid back what she took. On November 16, Kelly, formerly secretary-treasurer of American Federation of Government Employees Local 2814, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa to three years probation and six months home confinement for embezzling $33,296.28 in funds from the Council Bluffs union. She also was ordered to pay a $5,000 fine and a $100 special assessment. The retired federal railroad inspector had pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud back in August for stealing the money during 2002-07 to pay off credit cards and help family members. Kelly pleaded for leniency, stating that she had paid the money back after dipping into her retirement savings. The sentencing follows a probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.