UMWA Union Boss Jay A. Garnsey Pleads Guilty

Jay A. Garnsey was the secretary for United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) Local 717 in New York. After being charged with embezzlement, he has pleaded guilty to the act.

From the Department of Labor:

On September 28, 2022, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, Jay A. Garnsey, former Financial Secretary of United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) Local 717 (located in Ilion, N.Y.), was charged in a one-count information with embezzlement from a labor organization for embezzling $38,173, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). He then pleaded guilty to the charge. The charge and guilty plea follow an investigation by the OLMS Boston-Buffalo District Office.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

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