Published: June 1, 2015
Publication: The Chief
By Dan Rosenblum
A trial officer with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees heard arguments last week on whether former Local 372 President Santos Crespo improperly spent more than $600,000 toward overpayments for himself, officers and staffers, and to pay other bills.
Shaun Francois, who was elected president of the local last August, brought the AFSCME charges against Mr. Crespo in March. The overwhelming balance of the unauthorized spending concerns salary increases, severance pay, leave time and other payments when Mr. Crespo’s allies left the local.