One time rising star in the powerful California Service Employees International Union, Tyrone Freeman, facing up to 200 years in prison on federal charges of stealing from union workers to enrich himself, even billing the union for costs of his Hawaiian wedding. The 15 count indictment also alleges Freeman violated tax laws and gave false information to a mortgage lender.
Last month, his wife, Pilar Planells, pleaded guilty to an income tax charge in connection with more than $540,000 she received in consulting payments from the union. She is expected to be sentenced to three years’ probation and must pay about $130,000 in back taxes, interest and penalties, according to court records.
In all, Freeman, who has been living in Pittsburgh, faces four counts of mail fraud, seven counts of embezzlement or theft of union assets, one count of making a false statement to the federally insured lender and the three counts alleging he filed a false tax return. Source
Oh what a tangled web we weave when we lie, cheat and deceive……
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