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Press Release

Fayette County Labor Union Official Sentenced for Embezzlement

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of West Virginia

BECKLEY, W.Va. – Jason Todd Weaver, 50, of Mount Hope, was sentenced today to 5 years federal probation and ordered to pay $2,896.78 in restitution for embezzlement of funds by an officer of a labor organization.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on October 29, 2021, Weaver used his position as secretary/treasurer of the American Postal Workers Union, Local 1509 to write out a check for $352.62 to himself. The check was written from Local 1509’s Beckley bank account. Weaver signed his name as an authorized account signatory and forged the name of another union officer who was also an authorized account signatory.

Weaver admitted that he knew he was not entitled to the money, and that he deposited the check into his personal bank account. Weaver further admitted that he used his position with Local 1509 to embezzle a total of $12,396.78 union funds, including issuing 17 union checks to himself and misusing the union’s credit card 59 times, from at least April 25, 2016, through November 13, 2021. Weaver repaid $9,500 of that total before pleading guilty to the embezzlement offense.

United States Attorney Will Thompson made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the United States Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS).

United States District Judge Frank W. Volk imposed the sentence. Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan T. Storage prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. Related court documents and information can be found on PACER by searching for Case No. 5:23-cr-130.


Updated April 12, 2024

Financial Fraud
Labor & Employment