Texas Letter Carriers President Pleads Guilty; Sentenced

letter carriers logoOn March 28, Stanley Buchanan, former president of National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 493, pleaded guilty in Smith County (Tex.) Court to unauthorized use of a credit card issued by the Tyler-based union.  He then was sentenced to deferred adjudication, placed in community supervision for three years, and ordered to pay $6,406 in restitution and $348 in court costs.  Smith had been charged last December with credit card fraud in the amount of $7,776.  The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.