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NOVEMBER 14, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TREASURER OF THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF FEDERAL EMPLOYEES LOCAL UNION PLEADS GUILTY TO MAKING FALSE STATEMENTS
BALTIMORE, Maryland - United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein announces that today Henry Michael Turner, age 40, of Baltimore, pleaded guilty to making false statements. U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz scheduled sentencing for January 18, 2006.
According to the statement of facts presented to the court, from 1998 to May 2003, Turner served as treasurer of the National Federation of Federal Employees Local Union 2058 (the “Local”) which represents interior security guards at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Edgewood, Maryland. During his tenure as treasurer, Turner made unauthorized withdrawals and wrote unauthorized checks for his personal benefit from the Local’s bank accounts. In order to conceal his activities, Turner made a false representation on a reporting form regarding the Local’s assets. Specifically, on August 28, 2001, Turner stated on the Form LM-4 Labor Organization Annual Report that the Local had assets of $39,706 as of June 30, 2001, when, in fact, he knew that the assets were significantly lower. Form LM-4 is submitted to the Department of Labor. The total amount of loss to the union from Turner’s actions was $40,474.
Turner faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison followed by three years of supervised release. Pursuant to the plea agreement, Turner agreed to pay $40,474 in restitution to the Local.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the United States Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards for their investigative work. Mr. Rosenstein commended Assistant United States Attorney Stephanie Gallagher, who prosecuted the case.
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