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.… Read More ➡

Kansas President of Government Employees Union Sentenced

On January 22, Robert Clearwater, former president of National Association of Government Employees (NAGE) Local 14-8, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas to three years of supervised probation for embezzling $11,681 in funds from the Topeka union. He also was ordered to pay full restitution plus a special assessment of $700. Clearwater had pleaded guilty to embezzlement and falsifying union financial records last April after being charged in February. NAGE is an affiliate of the Service Employees International Union. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.… Read More ➡