Security Professionals Secretary-Treasurer in Washington, D.C. Pleads Guilty

bigstockphoto_security_officer_3140614On August 28, Milton Hilliard, former secretary-treasurer of Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America Local 287, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to one count of embezzlement in the amount of $34,612 from the Washington, D.C.-based union. He had made unauthorized cash withdrawals and personal purchases from a union account. Hilliard had been charged in July with embezzling $25,575. The charge and plea follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.