Two Michigan Mail Handler officials plead guilty to embezzling union funds

Two Mail Handler’s Union stewrads in Michigan have pleaded guilty to charges they pocketed thousands of dollars in grievance settlement payments that should have gone to individual postal workers:

On June 8, 2016, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, Jeffrey Velfling and John Crosby, former Chief Steward and Assistant Steward, respectively, of National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU) Local 307 (located in Detroit, Mich.), each pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $6,758, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c).  The guilty pleas follow a joint investigation by the OLMS Detroit-Milwaukee District Office, the Department of Labor’s Office of Inspector General.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor — Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) — OLMS Enforcement