The head of the state's biggest labor union has stepped down following charges of tax fraud, embezzlement, perjury and failure to pay unemployment insurance taxes, according to a story first reported by The Sacramento Bee.
The California Attorney General's Office filed the charges against Alma Hernández, executive director of SEIU California, and her husband, Jose Moscoso, on Oct. 4 in Sacramento County Superior Court.
The charges date back to Hernández's time as treasurer for a 2014 state senate campaign, when she allegedly "approved spending to her husband for services he did not provide," the paper said. The amount totaled over $11,000. Further investigation led the attorney general office to charge Moscoso with failing to pay over $