Jeannette Simmons was the bookkeeper for the Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART) union in San Antonio, Texas, but she was charged with several crimes. One of them was one count of misapplication of fiduciary property. However, we’ll probably never know how much exactly. Her guilty plea states that it was somewhere between $30-150 thousand. You can read more about all of her criminal charges here.
From the Department of Labor:
On October 10, 2022, in the Bexar County Judicial District Court, Jeannette Simmons, former bookkeeper for Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART) Southwest Gulf Coast Regional Council (located in San Antonio, Tex.), pleaded guilty to one count of misapplication of fiduciary property in the amount greater than $30,000 and less than $150,000, in violation of Texas Statute 32.45. The guilty plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Dallas-New Orleans District Office.DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
To read more, please visit the DOL site here.
To stay up to date on Criminal Union Corruption, check out our 2022 U.S. DOL Criminal LMRDA Enforcement Actions page here.
And to see the previous union corruption case, go here.