Daniel Rush, an organizing director for the medical cannabis division of the UFCW and member of the Berkeley Medical Cannabis Commission, has been indicted for taking illegal payments, honest services fraud, attempted extortion, and money laundering. Rush allegedly accepted $550,000 in illegal payments and kickbacks from an attorney. He also allegedly demanded a job from a medical dispensary in exchange for using his influence on the Commission.
Helen Genal, a former financial secretary-treasurer of the UAW’s Fox Valley Area Community Action Plan based in Oshkosh, Wisc., has been charged with embezzling almost $30,000 and making a false statement. Genal was charged after an investigation by the Department of Labor’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.