Max Edwin Messamore, who was indicted by a grand jury in U.S. District Court in London in late January for allegedly stealing more than $2,000 from a U.S. Postal Service labor organization (Somerset, KY), is slated to stand trial in the case on April 25, according to electronic court records accessed by the Commonwealth Journal.
Messamore pleaded not guilty to the embezzlement charge during his arraignment on March 1, according to the electronic records.
According to the indictment, between “… Feb. 28, 2006 to Dec. 24, 2007, Messamore, while serving as president of the National Association of Letter Carriers, Branch 2039, … a labor organization engaged in an industry affecting commerce, did embezzle, steal, and unlawfully and willfully abstract and convert to his own use the moneys and funds of said labor organization in the approximate amount of $2,293.77.”
That’s in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c), which prohibits the embezzlement and theft of property from a labor organization covered by the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA).
If he’s found guilty of the embezzlement charge, Messamore faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000, according to the indictment, which was handed down on Thursday, Jan. 27.
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