Embezzlement, Theft Charges Against Pennsylvania Labor Kingpin May Cripple Dems’ 2020 Machine

by Tim Pearce   Pennsylvania Democrats are worried about the short-term future of their political machine after authorities charged a Philadelphia labor leader with numerous counts of embezzlement, bribery and theft, Politico reports. John Dougherty, the business manager of Philadelphia’s branch of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), and…

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Former Iowa School Official on Probation After Embezzling $217K

by Neetu Chandak   A former school official was sentenced to three years of probation at a Friday hearing after embezzling $217,000 from a school district near Des Moines, Iowa. Melissa Lantz, 35, stole the money over the course of several years from Woodward-Granger Community School District. She was given…

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