NALC Boss Kenneth Baumgarner Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

To kick off the new year, union bosses must be celebrating with workers’ union funds they’ve embezzled. Kenneth Baumgarner, NALC Branch 1147 President, pleaded guilty to embezzling on January 5, 2022. You can read more about the original charge by going here.

From the Department of Labor:

On January 5, 2022, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, Kenneth Baumgarner, President of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 1147 (located in Grand Haven, Mich.), pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement of union funds in the amount of $6,600, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The guilty plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Detroit-Milwaukee District Office and the United States Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General.


To read more on this case, please visit the DOL site here.

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