Former East Bay Parks Union Treasurer Pleads Guilty To Embezzlement of Money From Labor Organization

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OAKLAND – Susan Elizabeth Kyle pleaded guilty in federal court in Oakland to embezzlement of money from a labor organization by an officer, announced United States Attorney Alex G. Tse and Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”) Special Agent in Charge John Bennett. The plea was accepted yesterday by the Honorable Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr., U.S. District Court Judge.

 

In pleading guilty, Kyle, 61, admitted to embezzling approximately $490,338 in funds that belonged to the union representing East Bay Regional Parks employees, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (“AFSCME”) Local 2428.

 

Kyle served as the Treasurer of AFSCME Local 2428 between 1999 and 2014, with fiduciary responsibility for managing its funds.  Kyle admitted she stole the money from AFSCME Local 2428 by instructing a payroll processing company to issue unauthorized payments to herself to which she was not entitled.  Kyle admitted that she concealed her embezzlement from AFSCME Local 2428 by preparing reports that did not reflect the true expenditures.

 

On October 5, 2018, Kyle was charged by Information with one count of embezzlement of money from a labor organization by an officer, in violation of 29 U.S.C. § 501(c).  Under the plea agreement, Kyle pleaded guilty to the count and agreed to pay full restitution to AFSCME Local 2428.

 

Kyle is currently released on bond pending sentencing.  Judge Gilliam scheduled Kyle’s sentencing hearing for February 4, 2019.  The maximum statutory penalty for a violation of 29 U.S.C. § 501(c) is five years and a fine of $10,000, plus restitution.  However, any sentence will be imposed by the court only after consideration of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and the federal statute governing the imposition of a sentence, 18 U.S.C. § 3553.

 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Christina McCall is prosecuting the case with the assistance of Vanessa Quant and Katie Turner.  The prosecution is the result of an investigation by the FBI.


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7 COMMENTS

  1. White women comitting white collar crime, getting jail time? That’ll be the day. They throw poor black and brown people in prison for jaywalking or shoplifting for longer sentences than this lady may be facing. American “justice”.

    • @Connor,
      Don’t like it, Leave. Maybe trade a spot with the illegals at the border since you have it so bad.

      • Is that the reflex you tell your fellow American? Yup let’s not believe in progress or a better tomorrow. You sir sound like a fascist. Not open to others’ opinions or ideals and resistant to change. If Hitler was around, you’d be on your knees like you are for Trump.

        • This country is better off with Trump than we would’ve been with that two timing Hillary Clinton, the Clinton’s are looking for nothing but another way to pad their pockets whether it’s legal or not they know they won’t get in trouble since they’ve got everyone on the left swinging from their sack

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