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Labor leader gets 12 years for embezzling health-plan funds

Posted 1/8/21

The former president of a California labor union was sentenced to 12 years in jail for stealing $800,000 from the union’s health fund for his personal use, the Department of Justice said.

John S. Romero, 74, had appointed himself head of the Loma Linda-based union and trustee of its health-plan trust fund.

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