Steelworkers Boss Nintay Edwards Charged with Embezzlement
Nintay Edwards is the former secretary of the United Steelworkers Local 694 in Richmond, Virginia. On October 1, 2021, they were charged with embezzlement after an investigation revealed they had allegedly stolen $66,684 from the union. That’s money that was collected from hard working citizens. And it looks as though it just went straight into their union boss’s pockets.
Luckily, those that are members of the union can choose whether or not to continue feeding into the union’s coffers because they are in a Right to Work state. Force Unionism states, on the other hand, are not so fortunate and must pay up, regardless of the ongoing corruption.
From the Department of Labor:
On October 1, 2021, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Division, Nintay Edwards, former Financial Secretary of United Steelworkers Local 694 (located in Richmond, Va.), was charged in a criminal information with one count of embezzlement from a labor organization for embezzling $66,684, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Washington District Office.
To read more on this case, please visit the DOL site here.
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