CWA Local Official in Michigan Sentenced for Records Fraud

On July 26, Karen McJimpson, former executive vice president of Communications Workers of America Local 4004, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan to one year of probation, and ordered to pay $9,004 in restitution and a $25 special assessment, for failing to maintain financial records of the Detroit union.  She had pleaded guilty in February after being charged last August with embezzling about $19,000 in union funds.  The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.