Accused Sandhogs Union Embezzler Can't Shake Charges

Law360, New York (April 28, 2011, 3:34 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Tuesday refused to throw out the government's 17-count case against Melissa King, owner of King Care LLC, who is charged with embezzling $42 million from a sandhogs union's benefit plan and splurging on luxuries.

Judge John G. Koeltl rejected King's argument that she can't be charged with embezzlement because she was not technically a fiduciary of the Construction Workers Local 147 benefit funds under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. The union hired King Care in 2002 to manage two...
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