Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Former New York Union Exec Pleads Guilty To $300K Embezzlement Used To Pay For Hookers & Gambling
Daniel Hughes, 49, formerly of Queens, New York, pleaded guilty to charges he embezzled some $294,000 from the Port Authority Field Association Local 111-S, a union whose members do roadway work at the agency's area airports, bridges and tunnels. Hughes had served as president of the Union. According to prosecutors, over a nearly 5 year period, from January 2005 until December 2009, Hughes abused the union's credit cards and ATM accounts by paying for male and transvestite prostitutes and gambling junkets. Hughes faces up to 57 months in prison. Hughes, who is apparently morbidly obese, reportedly paid as much as $500 per date with the prostitutes.
Read the DOJ announcement here.