Union official charged with embezzlement
NEW ORLEANS - U.S. Attorney Dana Boente says a union official has been charged with embezzling $4,000 from the union by writing and cashing unauthorized checks to himself.
A news release that 63-year-old Malvin Bergeron of Jefferson Parish was charged Friday in a one-count bill of information.
According to the statement, court records show that Bergeron was president and secretary treasurer of the Graphic Communications Union Local 537M.
The charge carries up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.