Northern California Police Union Treasurer Arrested for Embezzlement

Police unions seem to have produced a lot of corruption stories lately. The latest example comes from Northern California. On July 27, David Sittig-Wattson, now 34, former treasurer of the Rohnert Park Public Safety Officers Association, an independent union, was arrested for felony embezzlement in an unspecified sum from the association over a four-year period. […]

Treasurer of Boston-Area Police Union Convicted, Sentenced for Thefts

The case of Sean Clark barely went noticed. And that was the way that the Somerville, Massachusetts Police Department seemed to like it – until the facts no longer could be hidden. Very recently, public radio station WBUR-FM in Boston, having examined a list of Commonwealth grand jury indictments involving law enforcement officers provided by […]

NYC Police Union President, Treasurer Charged in $500K+ Benefit Scam

Police unions have been receiving much criticism these past couple months, and two trustees of a New York City police union benefit plan haven’t helped matters. Three days ago, July 13, Kenneth Wynder Jr., president of the Law Enforcement Employees Benevolent Association (LEEBA), was charged in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New […]

Ex-Wisconsin Association Head Indicted for Thefts

Most people would consider an $82,400 salary, plus the use of a free motor vehicle and housing, sufficient to maintain a decent lifestyle. But Stanley J. Kluss apparently isn’t like most people. As executive director of the Wisconsin Professional Police Association during 1986-2004, he supplemented his aforementioned income and benefit package with roughly $25,000 in […]