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New Mexico union ex-official pleads not guilty

Created: 02/27/2014 11:38 AM
By: The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) - A former labor union official from Albuquerque has pleaded not guilty to charges accusing him of embezzlement.

The U.S. Attorney's Office for New Mexico says 43-year-old Leonard Bridge II enter his plea during an arraignment in federal court Thursday.

Bridge faces 20 counts of embezzlement of assets from a labor organization.

He was employed as the business manager of the Local 131 of the International Union of Elevator Constructors from January 2009 and November 2011.

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