Alabama Postal Union President Indicted for Embezzlement

Press Release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District Of Alabama

June 1, 2011

BIRMINGHAM – A federal grand jury today indicted a Huntsville man for embezzling from the America Postal Workers Union while he was president of a union local in Madison, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance.

The one-count indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges ALBERT L. GARDNER, 48, with embezzling about $12,346 from APWU Local 359 between June 2006 and June 2007.

The maximum penalty for a union officer stealing from the labor union is five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards, investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Pat Meadows is prosecuting the case.

9 thoughts on “Alabama Postal Union President Indicted for Embezzlement

  1. If anyone sees or hear of anything that the APWU is doing that appears to be illegal, call the OIG . We have had enough of the ones that live high on the hog. Sure there are honest people in the world, but you will find very few in HQ. If you want to be transformed, go to Washington, D.C. Honesty and trust be damned. If you really want to make a difference: call Shared Services, retrieve your dues deduction anniversary date, download Form 1186 and send it in during the window of time allowed. It’s payback time Guppy for that joke that was not funny contract ON the members of the APWU.

  2. I don’t believe ALOT of union reps are crooks. As in anything, there are good and bad…more good than bad I think. Taking care of some of the whiny ass people we deal with should be reason enough to get a bonus!!! Hell, some of us do this job for free…..

  3. Alot of union reps are crooks, only out for themselves. Who knows how many would be rounded up if they could get them indicted for the things they are doing, stealing from union members, iiving on self made bonuses to themselves. For every bad once caught, there are probably a thouand more.

  4. As was stated, indicted, not convicted. I can’t believe Al would do something like this, so I need more than just speculation. I sincerely hope it’s not true.

  5. Looks like Frankie Sanders will have some company in federal prison. This is just typical of the corrupt culture of anything the AFL-CIO touches.

  6. If the grand jury has the records showing he took money I am sure he will not want to go to court. Most times in cases like this one they want to do a deal so they can stay out of jail.

  7. Indictment just means evidence exists that says he can go to trial, not that he is guilty. Innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Al, was how you afforded the partying in 2006 and 2007 when we saw you at the conventions?? If proven guilty then Al needs to given the maximum punishment just like should have been done in South Shore and B’Ham????

  8. Almost 10 times that amount was taken from the South Shore Area Local, and NEVER were we told about it in any written explanation, just whispers.

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