OPEIU Business Manager, Bookkeeper in Twin Cities Area Indicted

On October 8, Elizabeth Branca and Laurie Hoffman, respectively, ex-business manager and bookkeeper for Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 12, were indicted in U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota for their role in the embezzlement of $25,456 in funds from the Roseville, Minn.-based union. Hoffman was arrested on October 24; Branca turned herself in for arrest the next day. The actions follow a probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.