Medical Lab Settles with Feds, West Virginia Mine Workers Local for $1.2M+

Benefit fraud has become an enormous form of theft from labor unions. Add one more case to the list. On October 23, federal prosecutors announced a settlement with a Michigan-based company, Great Lakes Medical Laboratory, Inc., for a little over $1.2 million, a sum representing twice the company‚Äôs combined fraudulent billings of the Medicare program […]

West Virginia Building & Trades Bookkeeper Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

For about four years, Joan Matthews outsmarted her union. Then people started to notice. On June 12, Matthews, former bookkeeper for the Charleston Building and Construction Trades Council, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia to one count of embezzling funds from the Charleston-based labor organization in the amount […]