Michigan Local CWA President, Treasurer Plead Guilty to Embezzlement

cwa-logoOn February 21, James Killingsworth and Billie Jo Killingsworth, respectively, former president and treasurer of Communications Workers of America Local 84555, each pled guilty in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan to one count of embezzling funds from the Webberville, Mich.-based union in the amount of $19,197.02. They previously had been charged in November. The charges and guilty pleas follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.