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FEBRUARY 15, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TREASURER OF THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF FEDERAL EMPLOYEES LOCAL UNION SENTENCED FOR MAKING FALSE STATEMENTS
BALTIMORE, Maryland - United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein announces that today U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz sentenced Henry Michael Turner, age 40, of Baltimore, to one year and one day in prison, followed by two years of supervised release for making false statements. Pursuant to his plea agreement, Turner agreed to pay $40,474 in restitution to the Local.
According to the statement of facts presented at his November 14, 2005 guilty plea, 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.
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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