Government Employees President in Kansas Pleads Guilty

On April 24, Robert Clearwater, former president of National Association of Government Employees (NAGE) Local 14-8, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas to one count of embezzlement in the amount of $11,681 and six counts of concealing the thefts in financial records of the Topeka-based union. Clearwater had been indicted in February. NAGE is an affiliate of the Service Employees International Union. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.