AFGE Secretary-Treasurer in North Carolina Sentenced for Fraud

On July 30, Rudy Ziegler, former secretary-treasurer of American Federation of Government Employees Local 446, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina to one year of probation and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine, and a $100 assessment, for defrauding the Asheville-based union out of $5,276. He previously paid restitution in the sum of $5,942. Ziegler had been charged with one count of wire fraud in March, and immediately pleaded guilty thereafter. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.