AFGE President in Alaska Sentenced for Embezzlement

On July 11, Jeffrey Davies, former president of American Federation of Government Employees Local 183, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska to one year in prison and three years of probation for embezzling funds from the Anchorage-based union. He also was ordered to pay $92,766 in restitution and a $100 fine. Davies had pleaded guilty in June 2016 after being indicted on one count of embezzlement in December 2015. The union represents employees of the Alaska Railroad, a state-chartered and owned corporation. The actions follow a joint investigation by the FBI and the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.