Letter Carriers Vice President in NE Pennsylvania Indicted for Wire Fraud

Part of Joseph Whitbeck’s job was watching out for fellow union members. Little did they know, he also was ripping a number of them off. On April 13, Whitbeck, former vice president of National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 274, was indicted in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on 10 counts each of wire fraud and honest services wire fraud that cost members of the Allentown Post Office due overtime compensation. The alleged scheme also involved several fellow postal employees. Though authorities did not provide a dollar figure, the scheme lasted more than a decade, so the sum must have been sizable. The indictment follows a joint investigation by the U.S. Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General and the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards and Office of Inspector General.

As Branch 274 vice president, Whitbeck, now 55, a resident of Tamaqua, Pa., was responsible … Read More ➡

Michigan Letter Carriers President Sentenced for Embezzlement

On February 11, Kathryn Connelly, former president of National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 707, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan to one year of probation, and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and a $100 special assessment, for embezzling $10,323 in funds from Sault Ste. Marie-based union. She already has paid full restitution. Connelly had pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement in September following a joint investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards and the U.S. Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General.  … Read More ➡

Letter Carriers Local President in Michigan Pleads Guilty

On September 28, Kathryn Connelly, former president of National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 707, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan to one count of embezzlement of funds from the Sault Ste. Marie-based union in the amount of $10,323. She had been charged on August 31 following a joint investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards and the U.S. Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General.… Read More ➡

Letter Carriers Treasurer in Michigan Charged with Embezzlement

On August 31, Kathryn Connelly, former president of National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 707, was charged in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan with one count of embezzlement from the Sault Ste. Marie union in the sum of $10,323. The charge follows a joint investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards and the U.S. Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General.    … Read More ➡

Letter Carriers Secretary in Georgia Sentenced for Embezzlement

On August 13, Janet Pilcher, former secretary-treasurer of National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 536, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia to 30 days in prison and three years of supervised release for embezzling funds from the Rome, Ga.-based union. She also was ordered to pay $45,934 in restitution plus a $100 special assessment. Pilcher had pleaded guilty in May after being charged in February to embezzling $65,033 during October 2014-March 2018. She already has repaid $20,595. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.… Read More ➡

Georgia Letter Carriers Secretary Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

On May 12, Janet Pilcher, former secretary-treasurer of National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 536, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia to embezzling $65,033 in funds from the Rome, Ga.-based union. She had been indicted in February. The charge and plea follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.  … Read More ➡

Letter Carriers Secretary in Georgia Indicted for Embezzlement

On February 28, Janet Pilcher, former secretary-treasurer of National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 536, was indicted in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia for embezzling $65,033 in funds from the Rome, Ga.-based union. The charge follows an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.… Read More ➡

Ex-President of Letter Carriers Local in Michigan Sentenced

On November 19, Kelly Carter, former president of National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 560, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan to six months of home confinement, two years of probation and 200 hours of community service for embezzling funds from the Benton Harbor union. She previously had made restitution in the amount of $9,031. She had pleaded guilty in August following her indictment in June for stealing $7,130. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.… Read More ➡

Michigan Letter Carriers President Pleads Guilty to Theft

On August 20, Kelly Carter, former president of National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 560, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan to one count of embezzling funds in the amount of $9,031 from the Benton Harbor union. She had been indicted in June for stealing $7,130. The actions follow a joint investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards and the U.S. Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General.… Read More ➡

Letter Carriers President in Michigan Charged with Embezzlement

On June 19, Kelly Carter, former president of National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 560, was indicted in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan on one count of embezzling $7,130 in funds from the Benton Harbor union. The charge follows a joint probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards and the U.S. Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General.… Read More ➡