Ex-President, Vice President of New York SEIU Affiliate Charged

seiu logoOn February 19, Malkia King and Adrian Lindsay, respectively, former president and vice president of the Benefit Fund Staff Association (BFSA), were charged in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York with embezzling funds from the New York City-based union in an amount of roughly $25,000.  The BFSA, with more than 600 members, is part of the powerful and politically-connected Service Employees International Union Local 1199, which represents health care workers in New York City and elsewhere in the northeast.  The charges follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.