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American Postal Workers, Local 65 - St Paul

Officials Sentenced

Office of Labor-Management Enforcement

The Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) conducts both civil and criminal investigations of alleged violations of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) and related laws.

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January 23rd, 2014On January 23, 2014, in the Dakota County (Minnesota) District Court, David Westgard, former Treasurer of American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 65 (located in Mendota Heights, Minn.), was sentenced to 20 days of imprisonment followed by two years of supervised release and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $4,241. Westgard had previously paid restitution in the amount of $22,719. On November 12, 2013, Westgard pled guilty to one count of Theft – Indifferent to Owner Rights. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Detroit-Milwaukee District Office.