HOW MUCH FRAUD IS ENOUGH TO FORCE GST CERVANTES TO RESIGN? FABRICATES MEETING IN HOUSTON DURING HOLIDAY SHUTDOWN AND BILLS IAM MEMBERS
As many IAM Members are aware, the IAM Grand Lodge shuts down from approximately mid-December to the first working day after New Years Day. ALL Grand Lodge employees and Officers receive this break. Grand Lodge employees and Officers can be assigned to work during the holiday shutdown. However, such an assignment is rare and is always given in writing.
On the below Weekly Report, GST Cervantes, who is in Houston, which is not her domicile, claims she attended an “IAM Members meeting” on Friday, December 28, 2018. There is no record of any “IAM Members meeting” in Houston on that date. For attending this fictitious meeting, GST Cervantes charged IAM Members $100 per diem and $20.71 for personal vehicle mileage, defrauding IAM Members of $121.71. This does not include the airfare to travel from GST Cervantes' domicile of Washington DC to Houston, Texas, which likely totals in the hundreds of dollars.
If any IAM Local Lodge or District Lodge Officer was caught knowingly submitting as little as $121.71 of fraudulent expenses, they would be immediately suspended and an investigation would be initiated.
Why is GST Cervantes different? So far, in just four Weekly Reports posted by my campaign, Dora Cervantes has defrauded IAM Members of $2,516.73. And, there is much more to come. 86 Weekly Reports have been hidden from my legal request and likely contain extraordinary acts of fraud.
I, ONCE AGAIN, call on the IAM Executive Council to address IAM Members and let us know why this behavior is being condoned? Why is the Executive Council standing behind an Officer who is STEALING IAM Members’ DUES DOLLARS?
IAM Members deserve better than this.
I promise that I will never defraud this Union out of anything whatsoever, or allow it to be defrauded, if within my power to prevent it. To all of this, I most solemnly pledge my sacred word of honor—Challenger and Candidate for IAM GST Ian Scott-Anderman