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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Missouri

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Local Labor Official Indicted On Fraud Charges

St. Louis, MO – ANTHONY DAVIS, president of Mail Handlers Local 314, was indicted for his alleged embezzlement of approximately $40,660 of union funds.

Davis, O’Fallon, IL, was indicted by a federal grand jury April 23, on one count of embezzlement of Labor Union funds.  He appeared in federal court Monday afternoon, April 28.

If convicted, this charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and/or fines up to $10,000.  In determining the actual sentences, a Judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Labor-Office of Inspector General and Office of Labor-Management Standards.  Assistant United States Attorney Dianna Collins is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney's Office.

As is always the case, charges set forth in an indictment are merely accusations and do not constitute proof of guilt.  Every defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated March 19, 2015