AFSCME Local Secretary-Treasurer in Detroit Area Pleads Guilty

afscme-logoOn October 10, Richard Ikerd, former secretary-treasurer of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 2568, pleaded guilty in the Third Judicial Circuit Court of Wayne County, Michigan to one count of embezzlement in an amount of between $1,000 and $20,000 from the Melvindale, Mich. union. He had been charged in July. Sentencing is scheduled for January. The actions follow a probe by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.