Louisiana UFCW Local President Sentenced for Embezzlement

UFCW logoOn December 17, Calvin Sanders, former president of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 638C, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana to three years of probation and ordered to pay $24,028 in restitution, plus a $100 special assessment, for embezzling funds from the Lafayette, La.-based union. Sanders had been charged last August with making unauthorized withdrawals from the local general and strike funds. He pleaded guilty at that hearing. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.