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Former Postal Carriers Union Official
Pleads Guilty to Embezzling $20,000



Sept. 12, 2011

WICHITA, KAN. – A former secretary/treasurer of the Letter Carriers Branch 1412 in Garden City pleaded guilty today to embezzling more than $20,000 from the union.

Lanny F. Pauley, 67, Garden City, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement by a labor organization officer. In his plea he admitted that from 2002 to 2007 he embezzled $20,325 from the union by writing checks to himself or misusing the union credit card.

Sentencing is set for Nov. 28. He faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.

Grissom commended the Department of Labor and Assistant U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch for their work on the case.



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