Ex-President of Federal Employees Local in Pennsylvania Sentenced

On January 25, John Kauffman Jr., former president of National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) Local Lodge 1442, an affiliate of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania to one month in prison, to be followed by seven months of home confinement, for mail fraud against the Chambersburg, Pa. union. He also was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $22,062. Kauffman had been charged last September, and pleaded guilty immediately thereafter. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.