Local AFSCME Treasurer Charged with Stealing $77,469 in Dues; Pleads Guilty


Yet another union boss has been busted for embezzlement.

The National Legal and Policy Center reports:

On March 27, Robert Lewis, former treasurer of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3585, was charged in U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois in a criminal information count with embezzlement of $77,469 in funds from the Canton (near Peoria), Ill. union. Less than three weeks later, on April 14, he signed a waiver of indictment and pled guilty.

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