Former APWU local president indicted on embezzlement charge

BIRMINGHAM – A federal grand jury today indicted a Huntsville man for embezzling from the America Postal Workers Union while he was president of a union local in Madison, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance.

The one-count indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges ALBERT L. GARDNER, 48, with embezzling about $12,346 from APWU Local 359 between June 2006 and June 2007.

The maximum penalty for a union officer stealing from the labor union is five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards, investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Pat Meadows is prosecuting the case.