I have many fond memories of time spent at the NYC OTB from my teenage years until it finally shut down a couple of years ago. Safe to say the fond memory sentiment will not be shared by former MTA Union leader John Earvin who is charged with stealing nearly $50K in members dues. Stephen Rex Brown of the New York Daily News has more:
The former boss of a tiny union representing MTA inspectors pocketed at least $48,012 of members’ money, some of which he spent at Off-Track Betting sites, Manhattan federal prosecutors charged Tuesday.
John Earvin, president of the United Federation of Law Enforcement Officers from 2007 to 2010, set up a secret bank account of union money that only he had access to, according to an indictment.
On 18 occasions, the 67-year-old withdrew money from the account using cash machines at OTBs throughout New York State, prosecutors said.
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The alleged actions of Mr. Earvin are unacceptable. He should be punished to the fullest extent of the law including having to refund the members he stole from. Anything less will not be good enough!
xoxo Transit Blogger