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SPRINGFIELD MAN CHARGED WITH CONCEALING THEFT OF UNION FUNDS

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2010

BOSTON, Mass. - A Springfield man was charged today in federal court with concealing his embezzlement of approximately $22,180.00 of funds from Local 3707 of the American Federation of Government Employees at Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee, Massachusetts.

STANLEY BARRINGER, 65, of Springfield, was charged in an Information with one count of concealing a material fact in a matter within the jurisdiction of the executive branch of the federal government.

The Information alleges that between approximately January 2002 until approximately June 2005, Barringer served as the Vice President and acting Treasurer of Local 3707 of the American Federation of Government Employees (“Local 3707”), which was a labor organization representing civilian federal employees at Westover Air Reserve Base. From approximately June 2005 through approximately February 2007, Barringer allegedly continued to informally perform the duties of Treasurer. From approximately January 2002 through approximately February 2007, Barringer also allegely issued and cashed numerous checks payable to himself, totaling approximately $22,180.00 of Local 3707's funds. It is further alleged that, in order to conceal his theft, between March 13, 2003 and July 2, 2007, Barringer knowingly prepared and caused to be submitted to the U.S. Department of Labor five annual reports that contained materially incorrect financial information for the years 2002-2006.

If convicted on this charge, Barringer faces up to five years imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and a $250,000.00 fine.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Mary Spradlin, Acting Director of the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards for the Boston District Office, made the announcement today. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven H. Breslow of Ortiz’s Springfield Branch Office.

The details contained in the indictment are allegations. The defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

 

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