Wednesday, October 13, 2021

SEIU California's executive director and her husband charged "with multiple counts of tax fraud, embezzlement, perjury and failure to pay unemployment insurance taxes"


[The executive director] whose union represents over 700,000 workers across the state, had been in her position since 2016.


[They] allegedly under-reported their income by $1.4 million over the span of five years, according to the complaint. [She] also allegedly misused a political fundraising account to pay her husband for services he did not provide.

Meanwhile, in Los Angeles:

[A] Los Angeles City Councilman ... was indicted Wednesday on federal charges of taking bribes from a former USC dean in exchange for supporting millions of dollars in L.A. County contracts with the university when he was on the county Board of Supervisors.

A federal grand jury accused [the councilman] of conspiring with [the] then dean of USC’s School of Social Work, to steer county money to the university in return for admitting his son ... into graduate school with a full-tuition scholarship and a paid professorship.

And in Mississippi:

NFL star Brett Favre must return $828,000 he received from welfare funds that should have gone to needy families, [the] Mississippi State Auditor ... said in a statement today. The famed quarterback and Mississippi native received $1.1 million in funds from two non-profits whose founder has since been indicted on state and federal charges for their alleged role in the largest embezzlement scheme in state history.


In a statement today, however, [the state auditor] said the recipients of the misspent TANF funds, including Favre and Favre Enterprises, must repay the money within 30 days or face a civil lawsuit.