Wednesday, April 6, 2016

President of Security Workers Local in Houston Sentenced for Embezzlement

President of Security Workers Local in Houston Sentenced for Embezzlement

SPFPAOn March 1, Cynthia Angulo, former president of the Currency and Security Handlers Association, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas to 10 months of confinement, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for embezzling $61,200 in funds from the Houston union.  She also was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $61,272.  Angulo had pleaded guilty in August.  The union is an affiliate of the Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America (SPFPA).  The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Security Officers Local President in Pennsylvania Sentenced

Security Officers Local President in Pennsylvania Sentenced


Submitted by Carl Horowitz on Tue, 01/26/2016 - 17:25

UGSOA logoHoward Royal stole from his state employees union.  Now he owes some time to his state.  On December 14, Royal, former president of United Government Security Officers of America (UGSOA) Local 304, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania to six months of house arrest followed by six months of supervised probation for wire fraud in connection with thefts of $66,982.02 from the Harrisburg union.  He had pleaded guilty last July.  The actions follow an investigation by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.
According to court documents, Royal, 50, a resident of Steelton, Pa., on more than a hundred occasions during December 15, 2009-November 16, 2010 made unauthorized electronic transfers and withdrawals from a union account for his own personal use.  His guilty plea came nine days after he was charged in an information count.  USGOA Local 304 represents security employees at Pennsylvania state government buildings.

Friday, January 22, 2016

UGSOA Local President in Pennsylvania Charged; Pleads Guilty

UGSOA logoHoward Royal spent only 11 months ripping off his union.  That was plenty of time to do well for himself.  On July 17, Royal, former president of United Government Security Officers of America Local 304, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania to one count of wire fraud in connection with his thefts totaling $66,989.02 from the Harrisburg union.  He had been charged nine days earlier, with the Justice Department filing a tentative plea agreement along with the information count.  The actions follow a probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.

Prosecutors had alleged that Royal, 50, a resident of Steelton, Pa., during December 15, 2009-November 16, 2010 used his position to make more than 100 unauthorized electronic transfers and withdrawals from a union account to a personal one.  It is telling that the charge against him came nearly five years after the thefts had ended.  Local 304 represents security officers in state government agencies throughout Pennsylvania.  No sentencing date has been established yet.

Reprinted from National Legal and Policy Center
http://nlpc.org/stories/2015/07/31/ugsoa-local-president-pennsylvania-charged-pleads-guilty
 

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