Linda Carter Shepherd is the former Financial Secretary for the Steelworkers Local 14637 in Hazard, Kentucky. After being charged with embezzlement, it wasn’t long until she pleaded guilty to the act. This is just another example of the rampant corruption that goes on behind the scenes of unions.
From the Department of Labor:
On June 28, 2021, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Linda Carter Shepherd […] pleaded guilty to a one-count information of embezzlement of union funds totaling $39,492, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The guilty plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Cincinnati-Cleveland District Office.DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
To read more on this case, please visit the DOL site here.
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