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Yonkers School District Files Charges Against Union Leaders

Charges were filed against two union leaders in the Yonkers School District.
Charges were filed against two union leaders in the Yonkers School District. Photo Credit: File

YONKERS, N.Y. -- An undercover sting operation by investigative covert journalists resulted in charges being filed against two Yonkers teacher union officials, according to multiple media outlets.

A 17-minute video shot by undercover journalist James O’Keefe and associates for Project Veritas shows Yonkers Federation of Teachers President Pat Puleo and Vice President Paul Diamond offering advice on how to cover up hitting a child in an unnamed school.

The advice was given to an undercover journalist posing as an teacher.

The charges levied against the union leaders were filed under New York's Education Law 3020 for trying trying to hide alleged child abuse, according to

The controversy first came to light in June when the video recording took place, according to an article in the Daily Voice. The Yonkers Federation of Teachers asked that Puleo and Diamond be paid while the issue was investigated, although city government leaders wanted the two to resign.

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