Published On: Thu, Jul 22nd, 2021

 Ex-Union President from Glendora Sentenced to Two Years for Embezzlement

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LOS ANGELES, Calif.—A former union president from Glendora was sentenced July 22 to 28 months in federal prison for abusing her leadership position to embezzle union funds—behavior that depleted the union’s bank accounts and led her to double the dues paid by union members. Aja Ann Jasmin, 42, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald, who said she committed “a very serious crime” that required “a huge amount of planning and cunning.” Fitzgerald also ordered Jasmin to pay $185,000 in restitution, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Jasmin, the former president of the International Chemical Workers Union Council Local 350C, pleaded guilty on Feb. 11 to one federal count each of wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. From 2013 to August 2018, Jasmin used her position as union president to embezzle union funds by forging the signatures of other union officers on union checks to herself and by …

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