Another UAW Boss Sentenced for Embezzlement ($2.1 million)

Department of Justice (DOJ) July 26, 2022 release

Headline: Former UAW Official Sentenced to 57 Months in Prison For Embezzling Over $2 Million in Union Funds

“Timothy Edmunds, the former Financial Secretary Treasurer of Local 412 of the United Auto Workers union, was sentenced to 57 months in prison today based on his convictions for embezzling $2.1 million in union funds and for money laundering announced U.S. Attorney Dawn N. Ison.”

U.S. Department of Justice

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“Between 2011 and 2021, Edmunds served as the Financial Secretary Treasurer of union Local 412 of the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Workers of America (“UAW”).  UAW Local 412 is headquartered in Warren, Michigan, and it represents approximately 2,600 members employed by the automaker FCA US LLC, which is owned by Stellantis N.V.”

“Edmunds systematically drained the Local 412 accounts of $2.1 million by (1) using Local 412 debit cards for over $142,000 in personal purchases, (2) cashing Local 412 checks worth $170,000 into accounts he personally controlled, and (3) transferring $1.5 million from bona fide Local 412 accounts into accounts that he personally controlled.”

“Evidence indicates that Edmunds used portions of the proceeds of his embezzlement to gamble extensively, to purchase firearms, various high-end vehicles, and to purchase cocaine.”

Agencies involved in case: “Sarah Kull, Special Agent in Charge of the Detroit, Michigan office of the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigations, Irene Lindow, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Department of Labor – Office of Inspector General, James A. Tarasca, Special Agent in Charge of the Detroit, Michigan office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Thomas Murray, District Director, U.S. Department of Labor – Office of Labor-Management Standards.”

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IRS: Former UAW official sentenced to 57 months in prison for embezzling over 2 million dollars in union funds

CBS Detroit: Ex-UAW Official Timothy Edmunds Gets Nearly 5 Years In Prison For Cash Theft

Detroit News: Former UAW official Edmunds gets 57 months in prison for embezzlement

Detroit Free Press: Feds say ex-union official took $2M for gambling, drugs, guns. Now he’s headed to prison.

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