Letter Carriers Treasurer in Hawaii Sentenced for Embezzlement, Coverup
by Carl Horowitz NLPC, 10/11/2012
On September 17, David Ing, former treasurer of National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 860, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii to four months in prison and three years of supervised release for embezzling funds from the Honolulu-based union and concealing the thefts on union financial reporting forms. Having previously paid $79,291.24 in restitution, he was ordered to pay a $10,000 fine and a $200 special assessment, and undergo treatment for gambling addiction. Ing pled guilty in May to embezzling $83,293.19. The guilty plea and sentencing follow a joint probe by the IRS' Criminal Investigation Division and the Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.
Hawaii Letter Carriers Treasurer Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement
by Carl Horowitz 07/02/2012
Chalk up another union corruption case to gambling. On May 31, David Ing, former treasurer of National Association of Letter Carriers Local Branch 860, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii to one count of embezzling funds from the Honolulu-based union in the amount of $83,293.19 and one count of structuring cash transactions to evade reporting requirements. Ing, a mailman working out of a Sand Island postal facility, served as treasurer of Branch 860 for 14 years. At his plea hearing, he told the judge, "Because of a gambling problem, I forged checks and stole money from the union treasury." The guilty plea follows a joint investigation by the IRS and the Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.