Over the past week, my campaign has received countless inquiries requesting more information regarding how GST Cervantes defrauded IAM Members and spent their dues money when not conducting official IAM business. I requested, and was granted, after much stonewalling by IAM attorneys, a review of some of GST Cervantes’ travel and related records. While I am still reviewing these official documents, I have found some very disturbing and potentially criminal misuse of IAM Members’ dues monies.
The following provides such an example of the misappropriation of IAM Members’ dues dollars.
On Sunday, November 24, 2019 GST Cervantes traveled from Las Vegas, NV, after attending the Guide Dogs of America fundraiser, to Houston, Texas. Houston is not her domicile but her former hometown. She then took a vacation day on Monday. On Tuesday she fraudulently stated she attended the monthly Local Lodge 2198 member meeting. There was not a Local Lodge 2198 member meeting on Tuesday, November 26, 2019.
GST Cervantes charged IAM Members $636.98 fraudulently, as referenced by her Metropolitan Travel Itinerary, by claiming she attended Local Lodge 2198’s monthly member meeting. As referenced below, Local Lodge 2198 conducts its monthly union meeting on the first THURSDAY of every month, which occurred on November 7, 2019. I further verified with the President of LL2198 that no meeting of any type took place that day at the lodge. GST Cervantes further defrauded IAM Members by submitting $100 per diem for that day, as well as submitting expenses of $24.36 for using her personal vehicle. This is the definition of fraud and is against the law and our values as IAM Members.
In this one Weekly Report, GST Cervantes defrauded IAM Members of $761.34. This by itself should force her to resign as IAM GST.
This is only one incident of possibly hundreds in which the IAM GST defrauded IAM Members. Essentially, in this example, IAM Members paid for Cervantes’ vacation travel. What is especially outrageous is that GST Cervantes has space available passes on Southwest Airlines and could have vacationed in Houston for the Thanksgiving Holiday at no cost to IAM Members. Or, she could have paid for her ticket with the $320,000 salary paid to her by IAM Members in 2019.
My campaign will do our best to tell the truth to the IAM membership regarding the current GST’s misuse of IAM Members’ dues dollars for her own personal gain and the blatant abuse of the IAM GST’s Office.
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
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