Former ‘Erie Times-News’ Union Treasurer Pleads Guilty

By: The Associated Press

The former treasurer of the Erie Times-News employees’ union has pleaded guilty to embezzling nearly $8,800 from the guild.

Thirty-eight-year-old Antonio Jordan no longer works for the paper.

He pleaded guilty Thursday to a single count of embezzling from a labor organization. A federal grand jury in May indicted Jordan on the charge for using a union-issued credit card to make personal purchases worth $8,767 from March 2005 until February 2009.

Jordan was treasurer of the Erie Newspaper Guild, Communications Workers of America, Local 38187.

The union is trying to get insurance to pay for the loss.

Jordan faces up to five years in prison when he’s sentenced Nov. 22. His guilty plea bars him from being a union official for 13 years.

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