Ex-AFGE President in Boston Takes Alford Plea; Sentenced

On September 12, Juan Evereteze, former president of American Federation of Government Employees Local 3258, admitted to a sufficient finding of facts in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Suffolk County Superior Court for larceny. He then was sentenced to four years of probation, the first year of which would be supervised, and ordered to pay $38,000 … Read moreEx-AFGE President in Boston Takes Alford Plea; Sentenced

Are Nike & Adidas Behind NBA’s Appeasement of Communist China?

Have the corporate world and U.S. professional sports leagues finally gone too far carrying water for America-haters? This week there has been a backlash against the National Basketball Association from China, following a tweet supportive of the pro-democracy Hong Kong protests by Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey. After the immediate outcry, Morey deleted the … Read moreAre Nike & Adidas Behind NBA’s Appeasement of Communist China?

Wisconsin AFSCME Vice President Pleads Guilty; Ordered to Pay Restitution

On September 10, Jennifer Conway, former vice president of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 727D, pleaded guilty in Dunn County, Wisconsin Circuit Court to one count of misdemeanor theft from the Menomonie union, and then was ordered to pay court costs of $458. She previously had paid restitution in the amount … Read moreWisconsin AFSCME Vice President Pleads Guilty; Ordered to Pay Restitution

Mississippi CWA President Sentenced for Embezzlement

The consequences of theft were far more expensive than Danny Woodcock had anticipated. On August 29, Woodcock, ex-president of Communications Workers of America Local 83770, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi to 46 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay … Read moreMississippi CWA President Sentenced for Embezzlement

Rep. Ilhan Omar Files for Divorce

Mynett and Omar Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) on Friday filed for divorce from her husband Ahmed Abdisalen Hirsi, contradicting her denials in August that she was experiencing problems in her personal life. The denials came in the wake of our Complaint to the Federal Election Commission alleging that Omar may have illegally used campaign funds … Read moreRep. Ilhan Omar Files for Divorce

Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin Revisit Cummings IRS Complaint

Yesterday, House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) threatened to subpoena the White House as part of House Democrats’ impeachment investigation, prompting Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin to revisit our IRS Complaint against Cummings and his wife. Levin interviewed NLPC Chairman Peter Flaherty about the Complaint, filed in May and amended in June. Flaherty … Read moreRush Limbaugh, Mark Levin Revisit Cummings IRS Complaint

AFGE President in Washington, D.C. Pleads Guilty to Transporting Stolen Funds

On September 12, Audonus Duplessis, former president of American Federation of Government Employees Local 2463, pleaded guilty to one count of interstate transportation of stolen property in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in connection with his moving $11,300 worth of stolen funds from the Washington, D.C.-based union to Virginia for the purpose … Read moreAFGE President in Washington, D.C. Pleads Guilty to Transporting Stolen Funds

CWA Local Secretary-Treasurer in West Virginia Indicted

On September 4, Eric Childress, former secretary-treasurer of Communications Workers of America Local 2276, was indicted in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia on one count of embezzlement of funds in the sum of $2,619 from the Bluefield, W.Va.-based union. The charge follows a probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office … Read moreCWA Local Secretary-Treasurer in West Virginia Indicted

Michigan Steelworkers Treasurer Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

On September 3, Stephen Perez, former treasurer of United Steelworkers Local 402, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan to one count of embezzling $14,408.05 in funds from the Grandville (near Grand Rapids) union. He had been indicted for embezzlement and records falsification in April. The actions follow an investigation … Read moreMichigan Steelworkers Treasurer Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

IATSE Treasurer in Massachusetts Sentenced for Embezzlement

On August 30, Ivar Carlson, former business agent and treasurer of International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local B-935, was sentenced to one year of probation for embezzling funds from the now-defunct Worcester-based union. He also was ordered to forfeit $16,151 in assets and pay $9,786 in restitution on top of the $6,775 he already … Read moreIATSE Treasurer in Massachusetts Sentenced for Embezzlement

AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer in Indiana Charged with Theft

On August 28, Eleanor Harvey, former secretary-treasurer of American Federation of State, County and Local Employees Local 3826, was charged in Marion County, Indiana Superior Court with two counts of theft of funds from the Indianapolis union totaling between $750 and $50,000 following a grand jury indictment. The charge follows a joint investigation by the … Read moreAFSCME Secretary-Treasurer in Indiana Charged with Theft

President of Civilian Technicians Local in Iowa Charged with Fraud

On August 23, Gregg Pedersen, former president of Association of Civilian Technicians Local 75, was charged in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa with wire fraud in the sum of $6,320 against the Sioux City-based union. The charge follows an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.… Read More … Read morePresident of Civilian Technicians Local in Iowa Charged with Fraud

Laborers Organizer in Phoenix Charged with Theft; Pleads Guilty

On August 23, Mitchell Sharp, a Phoenix-based former organizer for the Laborers International Union of North America, was charged in U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona with one count of theft from an Indian Health Service local office in Phoenix in an amount of more than $1,000. He then pleaded guilty. Sharp allegedly … Read moreLaborers Organizer in Phoenix Charged with Theft; Pleads Guilty

San Francisco-Area AFT Treasurer Charged with Fraud, Theft

It’s a common truism that crooked teacher unions are a problem only for public schools. Ken Morris may be a prime example of the need for revision. On August 29, Morris, treasurer of American Federation of Teachers Local 2240, was charged in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California with five counts of … Read moreSan Francisco-Area AFT Treasurer Charged with Fraud, Theft

Postal Workers Secretary-Treasurer in Texas Charged with Embezzlement

On August 21, Wanda Coleman-Gordon, former secretary-treasurer of American Postal Workers Union Local 1477, was charged in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas following a grand jury indictment with one count of embezzling $71,063.49 in funds from the Tyler-based union. Coleman-Gordon allegedly stole the money during January 2010-April 2019. Prosecutors are seeking … Read morePostal Workers Secretary-Treasurer in Texas Charged with Embezzlement

Maryland AFGE Local Treasurer Sentenced for Embezzlement

For three years, Annette Jones used her union as a personal ATM card. Her card, however, no longer works. On September 10, Jones, former treasurer of American Federation of Government Employees Local 331, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland to two years in prison for embezzling more than $80,000 from … Read moreMaryland AFGE Local Treasurer Sentenced for Embezzlement

UFCW President in Louisiana Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

On September 17, Mark Douglas, president of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1101, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana to embezzling funds from the Arabi (near New Orleans) union. According to court records, during November 2011-January 2015 Douglas, now 72, a resident of New Orleans, had filed fraudulent … Read moreUFCW President in Louisiana Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

Iowa Insulators Business Manager Sentenced for Fraud, Embezzlement

Theodore Watson developed two streams of side income over nearly a decade: his union and a charity. Neither was legal. On September 17, Watson, former business manager for International Association of Heat & Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local 74, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa to 18 months … Read moreIowa Insulators Business Manager Sentenced for Fraud, Embezzlement

UAW Boss Pleads Guilty, Another Charged in Fraud Schemes

When it comes to self-dealing, the United Auto Workers’ General Motors Department might rival its Chrysler Department. On September 4, Michael Grimes, a now-retired senior UAW official, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan to honest services fraud and money laundering in connection with his receipt of over $1.5 million … Read moreUAW Boss Pleads Guilty, Another Charged in Fraud Schemes

Facebook’s Zuckerberg Admits Bias Problem; Won’t Do Anything About It

Facebook’s fact-checkers, like the legacy media’s predominant accountability sites like Politifact and FactCheck.org, are biased in favor of progressive causes. And now even CEO Mark Zuckerberg has admitted it. Four Republican Senators called out the social media powerhouse earlier this month over censorship of a pro-life group’s post and videos that claimed abortion is not … Read moreFacebook’s Zuckerberg Admits Bias Problem; Won’t Do Anything About It

Rep. Ilhan Omar Runs Away From Affair Questions— Again

Video journalist Nicholas Ballasy tried to get some answers from Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) about her alleged affair with political consultant Tim Mynett and our allegation that she may have illegally used campaign funds for personal use by paying for Mynett’s travel with her. Ballasy didn’t get much more than the journalists who chased Omar … Read moreRep. Ilhan Omar Runs Away From Affair Questions— Again

Hawaii IBEW Boss, Family Members Indicted for $1.4M in Thefts

At International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1260, stealing was a family business. And business hasn’t been good lately. On August 22, a Honolulu federal court unsealed a 70-count indictment against Brian Ahakuelo, former business manager for the Honolulu local, along with his wife and a sister-in-law, for conspiracy, money laundering, wire fraud and embezzlement … Read moreHawaii IBEW Boss, Family Members Indicted for $1.4M in Thefts

Some Big Tech Companies Don’t Join Call for Gun Control

Mark Zuckerberg Corporate activism for progressive causes has become so common, that it is now news when social justice warrior CEOs don’t sign joint letters that demand government to address their latest outrage. That’s the case following the recent mass shootings in the Texas cities of El Paso and Odessa, and in Dayton, Ohio. As part … Read moreSome Big Tech Companies Don’t Join Call for Gun Control

Rep. Matt Cartwright Sponsors Truck Insurance Legislation From Which He Will Personally Benefit

Alana Goodman of the Washington Examiner today reports: Rep. Matt Cartwright has spent years sponsoring truck insurance legislation that would directly benefit his family’s law firm, in which he owns a multimillion dollar stake, according to financial and lobbying records reviewed by the Washington Examiner. In June and July, the Pennsylvania Democrat introduced two bills … Read moreRep. Matt Cartwright Sponsors Truck Insurance Legislation From Which He Will Personally Benefit

Corporate Social Activism: The Tail Wags the Dog

Corporations exist primarily to provide goods and services to willing buyers. Yet a growing number of employees believe that this mission must include the role of social change facilitator. They view profit and global salvation as woven together. To accommodate this call for reinvention, some employers are offering their work forces paid leave for activism. … Read moreCorporate Social Activism: The Tail Wags the Dog

Baltimore Ex-AFSCME President Sentenced for Theft

On August 20, Betty Robinson, former president of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 2751, was sentenced in Baltimore City Circuit Court to five years in prison (suspended) and five years of probation for theft in the sum of $30,150 from the Baltimore-based union. In addition, she was ordered to pay residual … Read moreBaltimore Ex-AFSCME President Sentenced for Theft

SPFPA President in Detroit Sentenced for Larceny

On August 23, Esper Alexander, former president of Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America Local 1111, was sentenced in Wayne County (Michigan) District Court for the State of Michigan to six months of probation and three days of community service for larceny by conversion of funds from the Detroit union in a sum of … Read moreSPFPA President in Detroit Sentenced for Larceny

Food & Commercial Workers Boss in Brooklyn Sentenced for Racketeering

Once your mob partners start going to prison, it’s hard to stay out yourself. Vincent D’Acunto has learned the hard way. On August 9, D’Acunto, former secretary-treasurer of United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 2D, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to 10 months in prison, to … Read moreFood & Commercial Workers Boss in Brooklyn Sentenced for Racketeering

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 … Read moreMichigan Letter Carriers President Pleads Guilty to Theft

Steelworkers Local Secretary in Arkansas Charged

On August 20, Deloistine Williams, former secretary-treasurer of United Steelworkers Local 929, was charged in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas in an information count with making a false entry in the records of the West Helena-based union. The charge follows a probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.… … Read moreSteelworkers Local Secretary in Arkansas Charged

AFGE Secretary in Oklahoma Sentenced for Thefts

On August 7, Christy Coppin, former office secretary of American Federation of Government Employees Local 2250, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma to five years of probation for thefts in the sum of $52,738 from the union, which represents employees of the VA hospital in Muskogee. Coppin also was … Read moreAFGE Secretary in Oklahoma Sentenced for Thefts

Ohio Carpenters Secretary-Treasurer Sentenced for Embezzlement

On August 2, Steven Kristopher Perry, former financial secretary-treasurer of United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners Local 2077, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio to three years of supervised release, including 180 days of home confinement, for embezzling $20,458 in funds from the Columbus union. He also was ordered … Read moreOhio Carpenters Secretary-Treasurer Sentenced for Embezzlement

Ohio Carpenters Secretary-Treasurer Sentenced for Embezzlement

On August 2, Steven Kristopher Perry, former financial secretary-treasurer of United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners Local 2077, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio to three years of supervised release, including 180 days of home confinement, for embezzling $20,458 in funds from the Columbus union. He also was ordered … Read moreOhio Carpenters Secretary-Treasurer Sentenced for Embezzlement

Feds Raid UAW Presidents’ Homes, Conference Center; Charge Ex-Union Official

A few weeks ago, U.S. Attorney for Eastern Michigan Matthew Schneider said after the sentencing of a United Auto Workers official, “We’re not done.” He wasn’t kidding. This Wednesday, FBI and IRS agents in four states raided the homes of UAW President Gary Jones and former UAW President Dennis Williams, plus the union’s rural Michigan … Read moreFeds Raid UAW Presidents’ Homes, Conference Center; Charge Ex-Union Official

Rep. Ilhan Omar Runs Away From Media

Local reporters confronted Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) yesterday about our allegations that she may have illegally used campaign funds so her married boyfriend could travel with her. She ran away and called the questions “stupid.” Click here or on the image to watch a Fox News Channel report that includes clips from Tucker Carlson’s interview … Read moreRep. Ilhan Omar Runs Away From Media

YouTube Demonetizes Video About Ilhan Omar FEC Complaint

According to a YouTuber known as Viva Frei, his video explaining our Complaint filed Wednesday has been demonetized. We have had no contact with him, and until now, had never heard of him. He has 108,000 subscribers to his channel and the Omar video has almost 15,000 views. Viva Frei actually does a pretty good … Read moreYouTube Demonetizes Video About Ilhan Omar FEC Complaint

South Jersey Postal Union Secretary Pleads Guilty to Thefts

Robert Peter’s use of his union as a personal piggy bank was brief but lucrative. Now it’s officially over. On August 8, Peter, former secretary-treasurer of American Postal Workers Union Local 526, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey to embezzling $34,500 in funds from the Blackwood (Camden County), N.J.-based … Read moreSouth Jersey Postal Union Secretary Pleads Guilty to Thefts

CWA President in Connecticut Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

Thomas Popillo is a good example of what happens to a union when one person has total control over its finances. On August 7, Popillo, former president of Communications Workers of America Local 81266, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut to one count of embezzlement in the amount of $37,568.68 … Read moreCWA President in Connecticut Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

NLPC to File FEC Complaint Against Rep. Ilhan Omar, Tim Mynett

Mynett and Omar Today, NLPC will file a Complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) against Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) alleging that she and her campaign violated the prohibition on the personal use of campaign funds by reimbursing political consultant Tim Mynett for his travel in 2019. The Complaint also alleges that Omar and her … Read moreNLPC to File FEC Complaint Against Rep. Ilhan Omar, Tim Mynett