Ex-SEIU Top Dog Embezzled Dues For Travel, Jury Hears

Law360, Los Angeles (January 23, 2013, 8:37 PM EST) -- Tyrone Ricky Freeman, former top official for the biggest Service Employees International Union branch in California, embezzled union members' dues by taking personal trips, including one to Hawaii, and committed other acts of fraud, a federal prosecutor told a California jury in closing arguments Wednesday.

Freeman was the president of Local 6434 of SEIU from 2000 to 2008 and is facing 14 criminal counts, including mail fraud, embezzlement of labor union assets, making false statements and subscribing to a false tax return. He was indicted in...
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