Virginia Local Security Employees President Sentenced for Embezzlement

spfpaOn April 6, Joseph Meizlik, former president of Security, Police, Fire Professionals of America (SPFPA) Local 454, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia to four years of probation for embezzling $9,122.44 in funds from the Fort Lee, Va.-based union. He also was ordered to pay full restitution and a $100 special assessment. Meizlik had been charged in December and pleaded guilty in January. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.