A former secretary treasurer of AFSCME Local 2254 pleaded guilty to embezzling a little more than $40,455 dollars from the union, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael Honig announced Tuesday.
Linda Rogers admitted to one count of embezzling, a charge that carries a maximum prison sentence of five years in addition to a fine of up to $250,000 between July 2016 and August 2017.
Rogers, then an employee of the Jersey City Medical Center, moved $40,455 from union accounts to her own accounts through a series of wire transfers and unauthorized checks.
Jennifer Rogers, the daughter of Linda Rogers, last month entered a guilty plea for her role in the embezzlement scheme.
Senior litigation counsel V. Grady O’Malley of the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s Organized Crime/Gangs Unit represented the government.
The elder Rodgers was represented by Carol Dominguez, an assistant federal public defender.
Honig said investigators from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Labor Management Standards and the department’s Office of Investigations carried out the probe.