Man Admits to Stealing from Labor Union


A Rockford man has pleaded guilty in federal court to embezzling nearly $300,000 from the union of which he was President, Local 6 of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers.

In a written plea agreement, 49-year-old David Fleury admitted to committing the thefts over a four-year period up until May, 2015.

Fleury as President was in charge of running daily operations, and was able to process an additional 153 salary checks and electronic deposits totaling $284,286 to be paid to him.  Fleury also admitted to making $6,132 in unauthorized purchases on Local 6’s credit card, embezzling $4,585 in cash dues paid by Local 6 members, and not returning unauthorized reimbursements.  He also admitted to signing false reports with the U.S. Department of Labor.

Prosecutors say that in the plea agreement, Fleury admitted he used the embezzled funds to pay for personal expenses, for gambling at casinos, and for vacations.

Fleury faces a maximum sentence of 5 years’ imprisonment, a fine of twice the gross gain from his crimes as well as full restitution to the union.  He’ll be sentenced on December 15th.

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