June 17, 2005
DC Trial of Teacher's Union Officials
In the capitol, a white collar trial started concerning an alleged embezzlement by former DC Teacher's Union officials. The Washington Times reports here that "[t]he three are accused of misappropriating nearly $5 million in union dues from the late 1990s to 2002 along with" another individual. This other person has plead guilty and is expected to testify during the trial against the three on trial.
The Washington Post reports here that the defense will likely include the following: I "wasn't aware of it", I "wasn't involved," and I was just a "low level employee."
(esp) (w/ thanks to Joe Parsons)
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