Former President of Local Company Indicted

Thursday, December 1, 2016

A former president of the Communications Workers of America in Oxford has been indicted by a federal grand jury. Michael Lackey is accused of embezzling more than $69,000 and failing to maintain labor union records. Lackey was elected by Oxford members in 2008 and remained in that position until October 2014. Lackey held sole responsibility and control over the finances, including its accounts at Wells Fargo and Regions. The maximum penalty for embezzlement is 5 years in prison and a $10,000 fine and the maximum for failure to maintain labor union records is one year and a $10,000 fine.

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