Monday, September 27, 2021

Your Latest Detroit Corruption News

Democrats and unions have always had an easy relationship with corruption.

While there is lots of news in Detroit now regarding corrupt city council members.

Detroit City Council isn't  the only location for Detroit corruption. 

The Detroit News: Detroit fire union official spent $220K in union funds on trips, booze, furniture, feds say

Unfortunately, city union officials often let power go to their heads and work for their own benefit rather than for their members.  Of course they often work with the corrupt higher-up city officials as well with one hand washing the other, all at the taxpayer's expense.

Some take it a tad too far and so blatantly enrich themselves in such an over-the-top manner that they get made an example of.

A Detroit Fire Department union official embezzled more than $220,000 and spent the money on international cruises, flights, furniture, booze and more during a years-long crime spree, according to unsealed federal court records. 
Verdine Day, 62, of Eastpointe, the retired treasurer of Detroit Fire Fighters Association, has been charged with bank and wire fraud and accused of orchestrating the scheme before retiring in 2019.

The union apparently had no system of checks and balances and let the treasurer write the checks to herself among other recipients with no controls.  This makes for a far too easy path of corruption and embezzlement.  This lack of oversight and control has to be on purpose, as otherwise it might be too hard to use those funds for less than appropriate purposes.


Eaton Rapids Joe said...

Pigs get fat and hogs get slaughtered.

Old NFO said...

Figures... and NOT the first time that's happened!