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Former CWA Local 81427 President Dorothy McBride. (Photo: Facebook.)

Ex-union official charged with embezzlement

By David Wildstein, January 28 2021 4:23 pm

A former president of Communications Workers of America Local 81427 was charged today with embezzling about $100,000 from her union and another $534,470 from the union’s Welfare Fund and Pension Fund that she ran.

Dorothy McBride was released on a $250,000 bond after appearing before U.S. Magistrate Leda Dunn Wettre on Thursday.

Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael Honig announced that a complaint filed against the 74-year-old McBride today alleging that the ex-CWA official made regular unauthorized payments to her personal credit card from union bank accounts .

McBride was the union president from 1997 until 2018.

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