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Vice President
United Food & Commercial Workers Local 1288 Federal Credit Union

Vice President
United Food & Commercial Workers Local

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UFCW Local

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NLPC

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5) United Food & Commercial Workers International Union: Alan L. Axt, vice-president of the United Food & Commercial Workers Local 1288 Federal Credit Union in California, was indicted in June 2001 for embezzling $237,335.13.He allegedly stole the funds between 1999-2000, and is reportedly close to a plea deal.


Yahoo - Another Sad Labor Day for Organized Labor, Says National Legal and Policy Center

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5 ) United Food & Commercial Workers International Union : Alan L. Axt , vice-president of the United Food & Commercial Workers Local 1288 Federal Credit Union in California , was indicted in June 2001 for embezzling $237 , 335.13.He allegedly stole the funds between 1999-2000 , and is reportedly close to a plea deal.( For the remaining 42 examples of union corruption , please see the full media release at : http : //www.nlpc.org/media/2001/083001.htm ).

``This list demonstrates the need for reform.It is also not complete , it only details cases that were readily available to the public through the media.It is also broad : covering twenty-eight unions and twenty-nine states.The National Legal and Policy Center , a leading union corruption watchdog group since 1997 , has proposed eight reforms to Congress and the Department of Labor to better combat union embezzlement and corruption.


CU Journal Daily for 07/18/01

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FRESNO, Calif. (7/18/01) - Alan Axt, a former vice president of UFCW Local 1288 FCU, pleaded innocent last week to federal charges that he embezzled an estimated $277,000 from the $73 million credit union between March 1999 and November 2000.Axt, 52, was named in a one-count federal grand jury indictment and accused of taking the money while he was vice president of member services at the 14,000-member institution.Axt, who is free on his own recognizance, faces a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine.

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Today's News

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5 ) United Food & Commercial Workers International Union : Alan L. Axt , vice-president of the United Food & Commercial Workers Local 1288 Federal Credit Union in California , was indicted in June 2001 for embezzling $237 , 335.13.He allegedly stole the funds between 1999-2000 , and is reportedly close to a plea deal.

( For the remaining 42 examples of union corruption , please see the full media release at : http : //www.nlpc.org/media/2001/083001.htm ).
This list demonstrates the need for reform.It is also not complete , it only details cases that were readily available to the public through the media.It is also broad : covering twenty-eight unions and twenty-nine states.The National Legal and Policy Center , a leading union corruption watchdog group since 1997 , has proposed eight reforms to Congress and the Department of Labor to better combat union embezzlement and corruption.


Members For Democracy - News Archives

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Judge, Oliver W. Wanger, sentenced Alan L. Axt, ex-vice president of the United Food & Commercial Local 1288, to 18 months in prison for embezzling about $282,300 from the institution based in Fresno, Cal. Axt pled for a lighter term based on a claim of "extreme remorse."

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Axt told Wanger before sentencing, "You can't imagine the hurt I've caused so many people ... I've apologized to so many people."
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Axt pled guilty Sept. 4 to charges that he stole the money between Mar. 1, 1999, and Nov. 30, 2000, while he was vice president of member services for the institution.His lawyer, David Gottlieb, said Axt has repaid about $50,000 of the money.
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Insurance has paid another $50,000, and Wanger ordered Axt to make restitution of a remaining $182,335.
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So in other words, Axt got away with $47,665.
Asst. U.S. Atty.Jonathan B. Conklin, one of the prosecutors on the case, said more than $100,000 of the missing money is unaccounted for and Axt said he is at a loss to explain it."I wish I knew where it all went to," Axt said, " ...It didn't go to a Swiss bank."Axt blames his crimes on problems with a new manager of the credit union, where he had worked for 15 years, but the details were not reported.Axt is currently working in Bakersfield.

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