Louisiana Security Professionals Local President Charged

spfpaWayne Boudoin represented public safety employees. Apparently, member dues weren’t safe with him. On April 23, Boudoin, was charged in an information count in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana with embezzling $16,367.96 over a more than seven-year period from Local 709 of the Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America International Union. Prosecutors allege that Boudoin, 60, a resident of Edgard, La. (St. John the Baptist Parish), during September 2003-January 2011 used the bank debit card of the Houma, La. (New Orleans-area) union to make unauthorized purchases at various retail establishments and to make cash withdrawals from ATM machines. The charge follows a probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.