FROM: U.S. LABOR DEPARTMENT
Employee Union Official Sentenced for Providing False Statements
The former treasurer of the American Federation of Government Employees Local 709 in Colorado and an employee of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons was sentenced on May 11 for embezzling more than $59,000 in union dues. Aide Spade, 49, was ordered to pay restitution of $14,234.18 plus an additional $5,000 fine for creating and submitting a false document she knew contained fraudulent statements and entries. She was also sentenced to three years of probation. Funds were diverted for personal use, which was uncovered in April 2012 in a union audit. She resigned from her job in November 2012. At that time, she paid nearly $45,000 in restitution. The case was investigated by the Office of Labor-Management Standards and the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General.