Former VA Union Local Official Sentenced for Embezzlement

Government Executive: A former local union leader in Maryland last week was sentenced to two years in prison, after she pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $80,000 in American Federation of Government Employees funds over a period of three years.

On Sept. 10, U.S. District Judge Deborah Chasanow sentenced Annette Jones to two years in prison for bank fraud, followed by three years of probation. Jones is former treasurer of AFGE Local 331, which represents workers at a Veterans Affairs medical center in Perry Point, Md.

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