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Former East Bay Parks union treasurer guilty of embezzlement

61-year-old faces up to 5 years in prison for diverting almost $500,000

A former treasurer of a union representing East Bay Regional Parks workers has pleaded guilty in federal court in Oakland to embezzling $490,338 from the organization.

Susan Kyle, 61, was treasurer of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 2428, which represented the parks employees, from 1999 to 2014.

She pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam to one count of embezzlement from a labor organization as an officer, by diverting $490,338 from the union's bank account to her personal bank account between 2007 and 2014.

Kyle will be sentenced by Gilliam on Feb. 4 and could face up to five years in prison, as well as an order for restitution.

— Bay City News Service

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8 people like this
Posted by David
a resident of Alisal Elementary School
on Nov 13, 2018 at 1:41 pm

David is a registered user.

Where is the annual audit? What about over sight?


4 people like this
Posted by Jtjh
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Nov 17, 2018 at 6:55 pm

So an average of $70,000 a year was being "diverted" into a personal bank account and it was seven years before anyone noticed? Seriously?


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