- Associated Press - Friday, June 30, 2017

DOVER, Del. (AP) - A former treasurer of a federal employee labor union has been sentenced to three years of probation after pleading guilty to wire fraud.

Lon Sullivan was sentenced Wednesday by a federal judge in Wilmington after Sullivan pleaded guilty in February to one count of wire fraud.

Sullivan also was ordered to pay about $97,000 in restitution.

Sullivan faced a maximum 20-year sentence but prosecutors recommended leniency based on his acceptance of responsibility.

Court records indicate that Sullivan, who formerly worked for the Occupational Safety Health Administration, served as treasurer of Philadelphia-based Local 644 of the American Federation of Government Employees from 2009 to 2013.

Prosecutors say Sullivan used his position as treasurer to make checks from Local 644’s bank account payable to himself and to others for his personal benefit.

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