CWA Houston Local Employees Sentenced for Embezzlement

Beverly Davis and Evelyn Smith stole together. And now they’ve been sentenced together. On July 21, Davis and Smith, each a former employee of Communications Workers of America Local 6222, were sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas to three years of probation for their roles in an embezzlement scheme that netted them more than $135,000 during 2010-17 from the Houston union, which represents AT&T employees. In addition, Davis will have to pay $85,536.77 in restitution, while Smith will have to pay $50,967.76. Grand total: $136,504.53. The pair had pleaded guilty last December following an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.… Read More ➡

Two Employees of Houston CWA Local Plead Guilty to Thefts

Beverly Davis and Evelyn Smith treated their union like a personal ATM machine. Eventually, their money supply ran out. On December 13, 2019, Davis and Smith, each an office employee of Communications Workers of America Local 6222, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas to their roles in an embezzlement scheme that yielded a combined more than $135,000 over several years from the Houston-based union, which represents AT&T employees. The pleas follow a probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards. Each woman faces up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine at sentencing on February 28.

Davis and Smith, each now 67, were employed by the union, respectively, during 2010-17 and 2005-18. Davis administered a special fund intended to help union members during financial hardships, while Smith served as secretary-treasurer. According to prosecutors, they used their positions to help themselves … Read More ➡