Kurt Kittleson is the former Secretary/Treasurer of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 151D in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. On April 22, 2021, he pled guilty to making a false statement. As a result, on July 15, 2021, the former union boss got his sentencing. He must now serve a year of probation as well as pay a $4,000 fine and $25 for special assessment. This is just one more example of the corruption that happens in unions. Union bosses simply have too much power for their own good.
From the Department of Labor:
On July 15, 2021, in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, Kurt Kittleson […] was sentenced to one year of probation and was ordered to pay a $4,000 fine and a $25 special assessment. Prior to sentencing, Kittleson paid restitution in the amount of $19,800. On April 22, 2021, Kittleson pleaded guilty to one count of making a false statement in a report required to be filed by a labor organization, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 439(b). The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Los Angeles District Office.DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
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