SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The retired, longtime president of the National Border Patrol Union was indicted Thursday for diverting thousands of dollars in union funds for personal use, federal prosecutors said.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in San Diego said in a statement that a grand jury charged T.J. Bonner for conspiracy, fraud and other counts.

The indictment says Bonner used the position he held for more than two decades to obtain payment for supposedly union-related work and travel that were in fact personal.

"These false claims included periods of time when Bonner was actually visiting his mistress in Chicago or family members, as well as trips to attend non-union activities such as hockey games and other sporting events," the indictment says.