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Union Corruption: CSEA Treasurer Phelton Woods Pleads Guilty

A lot of trust was put into Phelton Woods when he went into the Treasurer position for CSEA in Columbus, Ohio. After being charged, he has now pleaded guilty to embezzling over $60k from union funds. These funds are collected from employees who believe the money taken from their paychecks will go to benefitting them and their work environment. Instead, it ends up in the pockets of stingy union bosses.

From the Department of Labor:

On July 26, 2023, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, Phelton Woods, former Treasurer of the Columbus School Employees Association (CSEA), located in Columbus, Ohio, pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud for embezzling $60,685 from the union, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1344(2). The guilty plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Cincinnati-Cleveland District Office.


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