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LA Times: Former L.A. labor leader investigated [SEIU]
Los Angeles Times ^ | September 28, 2010 | Paul Pringle and Patrick J. McDonnell

Posted on 09/28/2010 6:45:59 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

As part of a lengthy corruption investigation, federal authorities have been examining $150,000 in consulting fees paid to a disgraced former Los Angeles labor leader under a confidential agreement signed by Andy Stern, then president of the powerful Service Employees International Union, according to documents and interviews.

The U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles had considered filing embezzlement charges against Alejandro Stephens, who headed the SEIU local for county government workers, in connection with the payments.

They say the FBI and U.S. Labor Department investigators are focusing on whether Stern or other SEIU leaders expected Stephens to perform any work for the money, or if they approved what amounted to a no-show job for him.

Attempts to reach Stern, who retired last spring and now sits on President Obama's bipartisan deficit-reduction commission, were unsuccessful. Federal officials would not comment.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: governmentworkers; seiu; socialism; stateworkers

1 posted on 09/28/2010 6:46:02 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Key..US Attorney. Justice Dept. is totally compromised.

2 posted on 09/28/2010 6:46:57 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (counter revolutionary)
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We’ve heard the last of this investigation ;-)

3 posted on 09/28/2010 6:51:09 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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