Theft Charges Still Hang Over Former CEO
A Philadelphia-area credit union manager’s retrial on theft charges, originally scheduled for June 3, was postponed to June 27, according to the Montgomery County Deputy District Attorney Steven Latzer.
Latzer also told Credit Union Times the trial of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1776 Federal Credit Union’s former CEO Anne L. Clyburn will be heard by a jury rather than just a judge as was the plan for the original June 3 court date.
Clyburn said the charges are an attempt to frame his wife after she reported in 2006 that members deposited money given to them by a union official and immediately withdrew it to illegally donate the funds to the campaign of former Democratic U.S. Congressman Joe Sestak. Anne Clyburn was fired from the credit union in February 2007.
Ed Chew, legal director at UFCW Local 1776, said Anne Clyburn’s claims are totally false, and the union has threatened to take legal action against her and her husband for making false claims. Chew also said Anne Clyburn’s reports of campaign violations to authorities were “shut down and ignored.”