Union Leader, Wayne Boudoin, Charged With Stealing Union Funds
WAYNE BOUDOIN, age 60, a resident of Edgard, Louisiana, was charged yesterday in a one-count Bill of Information for embezzling assets of a local labor union, announced U. S. Attorney Dana J. Boente.
According to court records, BOUDOIN was the president of the Local 709 Security, Police, and Fire Professionals of America International Union from September 2003 through January 2011. The Local 709 maintained a checking account with a local bank to hold the membership dues that were collected from the union members. As the union’s president, BOUDOIN was able to access the funds in the union account through checks and a debit card. According to the bill of information, BOUDOIN embezzled $16,367.96 from the union account by using the debit card to make unauthorized purchases at various retail establishments and to withdraw cash from ATM machines.
If convicted, BOUDOIN faces a maximum term of five years imprisonment, a fine of $10,000 and three years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.
U. S. Attorney Boente reiterated that the bill of information is merely a charge, and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
The case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Labor. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorney Spiro G. Latsis.