It appears there may have been some questionable spending or monies received by the IAFF President. The recently new Secretary Treasurer Kelly found that the IAFF President may have been receiving pension money when he shouldn’t have. It will be interesting to see where the accusations go.
The following is from an article by The Washington Free Beacon.
“Harold Schaitberger, the president of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), which represents more than 300,000 firefighters, is facing accusations of corruption and gross financial malpractice from his closest deputies. Edward Kelly, the general secretary-treasurer and the number two of the union, detailed the findings of his team’s audit in a March 20 internal memorandum. According to the 105-page document, the audit has thus far found that Schaitberger and Thomas Miller—Kelly’s predecessor as the general secretary-treasurer—illegally earned millions of dollars from the union pension fund over the last two decades.”
“The union already pays Schaitberger roughly $388,000 every year, according to Labor Department records, but Kelly’s team found that Schaitberger has collected an additional $5,105 every month from the union’s pension system ever since he became the general-president in September 2000. Miller, the previous secretary-treasurer, also collected payments from the pension fund while he served in that position from 2010 to 2016.”
You can read more by following the links below.
The Washington Free Beacon – Union Probe Finds Close Biden Ally Misappropriated Millions.
Turnout, Eric Lamar – IAFF: The list of Charges