Caleb A. Gray-Burriss built his union from the ground up. Now he’s run aground, and might be headed for an indictment. Federal authorities revealed that in April they had raided the home and office of Burriss, founder and head of the 800-member National Association of Special Police and Security Officers (NASPSO), based in Washington, D.C. According to an affidavit filed by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Inspector General, department investigators searched for documents related to the disappearance of $95,000 in pension and health plan dues, plus “numerous, ongoing withdrawals” from the accounts to cover travel and other personal expenses.
The probe comes nine months after the Department of Labor filed a civil complaint accusing Burriss and the union of having “dealt with assets of the pension plan in their own interest or for their own account.” DOL regulators sought to remove Burriss as a trustee of the health and … Read More ➡