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Mexico Teacher Union Head
Arrested and Charged
With Embezzlement

Bloomberg News, by Eric Martin and Nacha Cattan

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Posted By:PageTurner, 2/26/2013 10:22:20 PM

Elba Esther Gordillo, a former Institutional Revolutionary Party leader who has headed Mexico’s biggest teaching union for more than two decades, was arrested and charged with using workers’ funds to pay personal expenses from a private plane to plastic surgery. Attorney General Jesus Murillo said Gordillo and others are charged with misusing as much as 2.6 billion pesos ($200 million) in union funds. Gordillo, leader of the 1.2 million- strong National Education Workers Union, was taken into custody today at the airport in Toluca, about 40 miles from Mexico City, he said. “We’re facing a case of illegal diversion of resources

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Another vaunted selfless, morally superior public servant - lining her pockets.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Heil Liberals, 2/26/2013 10:35:53 PM     (No. 9198145)

Wow! It´s a start.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: yo-yo, 2/26/2013 10:53:16 PM     (No. 9198154)

Is this one of the "more qualified" immigrants willing to work for less than U.S. union members?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/27/2013 12:09:38 AM     (No. 9198215)

Wow. They catch on quick in Mexico.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: PageTurner, 2/27/2013 3:13:49 AM     (No. 9198299)

Would be nice to see Obama doing the same for Trumka, but...

Maybe in 2016. I hope Trumka is feeling nervous about that particular year and what could come down the pike.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/27/2013 6:31:15 AM     (No. 9198380)

The Mexico teacher unions are taking a page from the U.S. teacher unions. The only difference is the U.S. teacher unions know how to accurately cook the books; the Mexican one does not.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: rod reese, 2/27/2013 10:38:30 AM     (No. 9198827)

Education in America has turned into garbage. Union teachers providing an "education." Yet the reult is increaingly dumbed down students who score worse on standardized tests. So we lower the standards. Education in America is "free" babysitting. And all taxpayers are required to pay for that babysitting. Education has become a joke. A parent should get their kid into a private school, church school or homeschool and avoid the disaster that public education has become

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Reply 7 - Posted by: privateer, 2/27/2013 11:09:37 AM     (No. 9198930)

I was reading the previous article on ms. Elba and thinking: I wonder if she´s a crook like our Teachsters´ Union officials. One article later, here´s my answer!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mathman, 2/27/2013 11:31:20 AM     (No. 9198999)

I am SOO disappointed.
This may break the record set by Barbara Bullock, former head of the Teachers´ Union of the District of Columbia.
Babs stole $7,000,000 of our dues to support her lavish lifestyle.
I always hate to see a legitimate U S record beaten, by a foreigner (no less).


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