Letter Carriers Secretary in Georgia Sentenced for Embezzlement

On August 13, Janet Pilcher, former secretary-treasurer of National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 536, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia to 30 days in prison and three years of supervised release for embezzling funds from the Rome, Ga.-based union. She also was ordered to pay $45,934 in restitution plus a $100 special assessment. Pilcher had pleaded guilty in May after being charged in February to embezzling $65,033 during October 2014-March 2018. She already has repaid $20,595. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.