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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

 

Plaintiff,

CRIMINAL N0. 06-30024-DRH

v.

 

DENNIS FOSTER,

Title 29
United States Code
Section 501(c)

Defendant.

INDICTMENT

THE GRAND JURY CHARGES: COUNT 1

EMBEZZLEMENT

  1. INTRODUCTION

    At all times relevant to the Indictment:

    1. Boilermakers Local Lodge #S-60 (hereinafter referred to as Lodge #S-60) is a union representing employees of Peerless Premier Corporation in Belleville, Illinois.

    2. Defendant, DENNIS FOSTER, was the elected Secretary-Treasurer of Lodge #S-60 from 1999 until his resignation in July, 2005. Defendant, DENNIS FOSTER's, duties as the Secretary-Treasurer including maintaining Lodge #S-60 checking account, paying taxes, and writing checks for legitimate Lodge expenses. Defendant, DENNIS FOSTER received $176.00 per quarter for his services to the lodge. Defendant, DENNIS FOSTER was also authorized to be reimbursed for expenses such as office supplies and stamps.
  2. EMBEZZLEMENT FROM A LABOR ORGANIZATION

    1. From on or about January 24, 2002 and continuing through at least November 26, 2004, in St. Clair County, within the Southern District of Illinois, DENNIS FOSTER, defendant herein, as an employee and officer of Boilermakers Local Lodge #S-60, a Labor organization engaged in an industry affecting commerce, did embezzle and unlawfully convert to his own use the moneys, funds and assets of Lodge #S-60.

    2. It was part of this scheme and beginning in 2002, after the President signed the check, Defendant, DENNIS FOSTER changed the amount of the check and overpaid himself. Additionally, Defendant, DENNIS FOSTER began to write checks to himself for unauthorized and unearned monies from the Union account. Defendant, DENNIS FOSTER did not have the President approve the checks.

    3. Defendant, DENNIS FOSTER cashed these checks and obtained $5,680.27 of unearned Union money. Defendant, DENNIS FOSTER used these falsely obtained funds for personal expenses and purchases.

      All in violation of Title 29, United States Code, Section 501 (c).

A TRUE BILL

/SIGNED/
FOREPERSON

/SIGNED/
JENNIFER HUDSON
Assistant United States Attorney

/SIGNED/
EDWARD McNALLY
United States Attorney

Recommended Bond: $10,000 Unsecured