Sunday, April 25, 2010

Maybe it was something in the glue? Union Mailers Heading to Jailers

This is worth posting based on the New York Post's headline alone. However, as you read the story, it gets even better in a curious kind of way.

From the Post:
A union leader who was sent in to clean up the newspaper mailers union after the previous president embezzled a six-figure sum from the union yesterday admitted he also had embezzled cash from the union.

Larry DeAngelis, who was dispatched by the Communications Workers of America in mid-2008 to lead CWA Local 14170, also known as Mailers Local 6,
pleaded guilty to one count of embezzling for siphoning $60,000 from the union.

DeAngelis' confession came two days after his predecessor,
Wayne Mitchell, pleaded guilty to the same charge after admitting he embezzled more than $200,000 from the union he had led for decades before he was forced out.

Wow!  The CWA sent in a thief to clean up after a thief???  It's hard to believe that any union would be that irresponsible but...

Maybe they were sniffing the glue from the envelopes?

“I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes.” Thomas Paine, December 23, 1776

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