FBI Investigates Prominent Labor Leader Andy Stern

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  1. AquaAthena
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    Well it is about time!!! :eusa_whistle:

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The FBI and the U.S. Labor Department are investigating prominent labor leader Andy Stern in their probe of corruption at the Service Employees International Union, according to two people who have been interviewed by federal agents.

    The two organized labor officials met with federal agents this summer to answer questions about a six-figure book contract that Stern landed in 2006 and his role in approving money to pay the salary of an SEIU leader in California who allegedly performed no work.

    Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the investigation. The FBI and the Labor Department's office of inspector general declined to comment for the record.

    The disclosure about the federal inquiry of Stern - who abruptly resigned as president of the 2.2-million member SEIU in April - comes just weeks ahead of contentious congressional elections in which the union is spending an estimated $44 million to support its favored Democratic candidates.

    The SEIU has been plagued with several financial scandals since 2008--------

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    You're right! It's about time. I think all the big union heads should be investigated. I just don't understand why people in their right mind would ever join a union in the first place.

    Yeah - Stern's brother did a huge embezzlement number on SEIU and got away with it - at least I've never heard that he faced any retribution for his actions. Stern is also someone who has unfettered visitation rights with Barack Obama.
     
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