Former California SEIU Boss Convicted Of Embezzlement; What Did SEIU’s National Leadership Know?

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While the January 28 conviction for embezzlement of Tyrone Freeman, the former president of the Service Employees International Union’s (SEIU) largest local in California (and second largest in the nation), closes a chapter in one of the worst recent cases of union corruption, it should open a new round of questions regarding Freeman’s relationship with the SEIU national headquarters, and specifically, the union’s notorious former head, Andrew Stern.

Freeman was designated by SEIU’s national leadership to lead a forced consolidation of California locals — including some that resisted the consolidation, leading one Oakland-based local to break away from SEIU altogether, alleging heavy-handed tactics by SEIU operatives. So, now is a good time to review the road that led to Freeman’s conviction.

On August 9, 2008, The Los Angeles Times broke the scandal story, reporting a series of dubious expenses totaling around $300,000, including: payments to a company owned by Freeman’s wife; a golf tournament at a Four Seasons resort, which brought in at least $123,000 less than what the union spent on the tournament; nearly $10,000 at at the Grand Havana Room, a cigar Beverly Hills cigar club, recorded as “lodging” in the union’s financial report (a Grand Havana spokeswoman told the Times the club does not provide hotel accommodations).

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  2. Ex CenterProtection Security for more than 7 years on Treasure Island Job Corp with Trainees or students. Due to financial assistance to a non-member to pay back money without any contact thereafter, and became homeless because of it. Connection to ex-trainees and harrassement on the streets of fresno California and shelter.
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