Thursday, July 21, 2011

Former Union Official In Pennsylvania Charged With Embezzling $200K

Ernest Milewski, 61, of West Pittston, Pennsylvania, has been charged with embezzling more than $200,000 from the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Northeastern District Council, where he had served as president.  According to authorities, Milewski wrote unauthorized union checks to himself and received unauthorized expense reimbursements by double billing the international and district unions.  He also allegedly embezzled funds from a fund set up by the UFCW to help pay for member health costs.  Milewski, who was president of the union from 1996 until 2008, faces up to 15 years in prison, plus fines and restitution if convicted.

Read the story herehere and here.

No comments: