Union Prez Convicted of Embezzling over $350K

The founder of the United Security and Police Officers of America (USPOA) was convicted today by a federal jury of embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars in union funds for his personal use, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Assane Faye, 61, of Toms River, was convicted of all counts of an indictment charging him with two counts of embezzling union funds and seven counts of mail fraud arising from unemployment insurance fraud. Faye was convicted following a three-week trial before U.S. District Judge Peter G. Sheridan in Trenton federal court. The jury deliberated for five hours before returning the guilty verdict.