Firefighters Ex-President in Missouri Arrested for Embezzlement

Given his situation, Scott Peterson didn’t have any other option. So, he admitted what he did and resigned. On February 19, Peterson, formerly treasurer and then president of International Association of Fire Fighters Local 2945, was arrested by Callaway County (Mo.) sheriff’s deputies for embezzling tens of thousands of dollars from the Fulton-based union. The […]

Fire Fighters Treasurer in Wisconsin Sentenced for Embezzlement

On November 14, 2019, William Drath, former treasurer of International Association of Fire Fighters Local 487, was sentenced in Eau Claire (Wisconsin) County Court to three years of probation and 480 hours of community service for embezzling more than $18,000 from the Eau Claire union over a six-year period. He had pleaded guilty that August […]

Fire Fighters Union Boss Schaitberger Accused of Skimming $6M

Harold Schaitberger (in photo), longtime head of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), has a reputation for wielding unchallenged power. But that power soon may dissipate in the wake of a memo prepared by the union’s number-two man. On March 20, IAFF Secretary-Treasurer Edward Kelly circulated a 105-page internal memorandum accusing Schaitberger and Kelly […]