Buffalo-Area Paramedics President Charged with Embezzlement

On February 18, Donald Snyder, former president of International Association of EMTs and Paramedics Local R2-394, was charged in U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York with embezzling $94,649 in funds from the Amherst (near Buffalo), N.Y. union and concealing the thefts in financial records. The union is affiliated with the National Association of Government Employees (NAGE), itself an affiliate of the Service Employees International Union. The charges follow a probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards and Office of Inspector General.