NEW ROCHELLE, NY — John Earvin, the former president of the United Federation of Law Enforcement Officers and a former Republican candidate for New Rochelle City Council pled guilty to an Indictment charging him with wire fraud. The UFLEO represents Special Inspectors employed by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York. Earvin pled guilty before U.S. District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer.
According to the allegations in the Indictment and statements made in court Earvin admitted that as UFLEO President from February 2007 through April 2010, he perpetrated a scheme to defraud the Union by diverting Union dues payments deposited into the Account for his own benefit, principally by making hundreds of ATM withdrawals at off-track betting facilities and other locations and making personal use of the funds. In perpetuating the scheme and preventing its discovery, Earvin repeatedly lied to Union members about the Account by, for example, claiming that he could not provide an accounting of funds to Union members because an independent auditor was reviewing the Union’s finances. As a result of the scheme, Earvin defrauded the Union and its members of approximately $28,012.
Earvin, 67, of New Rochelle, NY pled guilty to one count of wire fraud, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. The Indictment also seeks forfeiture of crime proceeds.
Earvin is scheduled to be sentenced before Judge Engelmayer on October 22, 2015, at 10 a.m.
Earvin was the Republican candidate for City Council from District 3 in 2011. Earvin worked as a security guard for the City School District of New Rochelle and operated Trijohn Security, a security training company based in New Rochelle, NY.