Washington, D.C. AFGE Secretary-Treasurer Sentenced

afge logo_0On July 15, Marcella Champion, former secretary-treasurer of American Federation of Government Employees Local 1831, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to nine months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release for embezzling funds from the federal government security guards union. She also was ordered to perform 240 hours of community service and pay $19,152 in restitution on top of the $2,000 she already paid. Champion had pleaded guilty in May to one count of theft in the sum of $4,130 after being charged last November. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.