What are the charges against Ed Mullins? Ex-NYPD union boss to plead guilty in alleged federal theft case

What are the charges against Ed Mullins? Ex-NYPD union boss to plead guilty in alleged federal theft case
Ed Mullins, the former head of the NYPD's SBA is expected to plead guilty in federal embezzlement case (@sbanypd/Instagram)

MANHATTAN, NEW YORK: Controversial ex-NYPD union head Ed Mullins is set to plead guilty to a federal embezzlement case on Thursday, January 19 following his allegations of funding his lavish lifestyle using union dues. His lawyer confirmed that Mullins will change his plea to guilty in the case at his appearance before Judge John Koeltl in Manhattan federal court.

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According to the court records, there have been talks for a plea from the feds and attorneys for the NYPD’s Sergeants Benevolent Association ex-head. He is accused of using the dues for the payment of clothing, home appliances, jewelry, and hundreds of unofficial high-end meals. He was even alleged by the feds that the ex-boss paid for his relative's college education by tapping SBA money, according to New York Post.

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Charges against Ed Mullins

According to the feds, Mullins, 61, is allegedly charged in a federal embezzlement case for stealing the union's money of hundreds of thousands of dollars. The specific charges against him have not yet been revealed.

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In February 2022, nearly five months after Mullins' home and union offices were raided by the FBI in October 2021, he turned himself in to the feds. On a $250,000 bond, he was then later released. In March 2022, the union sued him for $1 million and other damages.

Allegations against Mullins

According to the accusations in one of the cases, Mullins had allegedly changed a $152.42 charge to $352.42 in his reimbursement of the bill at a Long Island deli in August 2020. To make his personal expenses appear business-related, he allegedly changed the vendor on his reports, according to New York Post.

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In another incident, the ex-SBA head made a reimbursement submission of a bill of $658 at an Italian restaurant in Manhattan when he actually charged a bill of $185.88 at a supermarket in Long Island.

Mullins stepped down from his union head position and following the raid in October 2021, he also filed for retirement. To review the finances, an independent accounting firm was then hired by the SBA. As part of an internal disciplinary process, on his way out for tweets that were offensive, he was also given a two-month punishment.

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