AFSCME Local President in Ohio Pleads Sentenced for Theft

afscme-logoOn March 1, Jill Ragland, former president of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Ohio Association of Public School Employees Chapter 782, was sentenced in Ross County Court of Common Pleas to one day in jail, one year of probation and 40 hours of community service for theft of funds from the Chillicothe-based union. She also will have to pay $1,385 in restitution and a $250 fine. Ragland pled guilty in December and was indicted in April. The actions follow a probe by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.