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Cincinnati union leader faces jail time, fines for fraud

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in Employment Law,Human Resources

Former Cincinnati city employees’ union president Diana Frey has pleaded guilty to federal charges of embezzling more than $750,000 from the Cincinnati Organized and Dedicated Employees (CODE) union.

Federal prosecutors say Frey fraudulently transferred union funds to her bank accounts using checks, ATM withdrawals, credit cards and wire transfers. Prosecutors maintain Frey misrepresented the union’s finances to union members in a scheme that dated back to 2005.

She faces up to 20 years in prison and $1.5 million in fines.

Note: Always have safeguards in place so no one person can move funds without the knowledge or approval of another. No one—not even the highest officials—should be above suspicion.

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