Skip to page content
Office of Labor-Management Standards
Bookmark and Share

 

Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS)

Criminal Enforcement Actions 2010

An indictment is a formal accusation or charge based on a finding by a Grand Jury that it is likely that the person charged committed the criminal offense described in the indictment and is the means by which an accused person (defendant) is brought to trial. An indictment raises no inference of guilt. As in all criminal cases, each defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

An information is a formal accusation of a crime by a government attorney rather than a Grand Jury.  An information raises no inference of guilt. As in all criminal cases, each defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

A charge is an accusation of criminal activity and raises no inference of guilt. As in all criminal cases, each defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Each count is a separate and distinct offense charged in an indictment or information.

A guilty plea is a defendant’s admission to the court that he or she committed the offense charged and an agreement to waive the right to a trial.

A conviction is a judgment based on a jury’s verdict, judge’s finding, or the defendant’s admission that the defendant is guilty of the crime charged.

A sentence is a judicial determination of the punishment to be imposed on an individual who has plead guilty or has been convicted by a jury or judge of a criminal offense.


On December 29, 2010, Phillip Akins, former Financial Secretary and Treasurer of Mine Workers Local 1987 (located in Jasper, Ala.), was indicted on one count of embezzlement for an amount more than $9,500.  The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS Nashville District Office.

On December 28, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, an information was filed against Christy Nicole Freeman, former Treasurer of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 780 (located in Eufaula, Ala.), charging her with making a false entry in a record required to be kept under the LMRDA, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 439(c).  The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Nashville District Office. 

On December 28, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, an information was filed against Katherine Nannette Jones, a former employee of IBEW Local 780 (located in Eufaula, Ala.), charging her with making a false entry in a record required to be kept under the LMRDA, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 439(c).  The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Nashville District Office.

On December 22, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, an information was filed against James Drury, former Secretary-Treasurer of Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 3121 (located in Hialeah, Fla.), charging him with embezzling union funds between December 2005 and March 2009 in the amount of $306,757.53.  An arraignment was held on December 27, 2010.  The charges follow a joint investigation by the OLMS Miami Resident Office (Atlanta District Office) and the Department of Labor’s Office of Inspector General. 

On December 20, 2010, Gloria Porter, former Secretary-Treasurer of the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) IAM Army Military Council (AMC) and former President of NFFE Local 2049 at White Sands Missile Range (located in Las Cruces, N.M.), was indicted in the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico on 105 Counts of 18 U.S.C. 1343 (Wire Fraud), one count of 18 U.S.C. 1341 (Mail Fraud), and one count of 18 U.S.C. 1028(a)(1) (Aggravated Identity Theft).  The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS Denver District Office. 

On December 17, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, James Correll, former President of the Security, Police, and Fire Professionals of America (SPFPA) Local 238 (located in Morrison, Ill.), was sentenced to two years of probation with the first six months to be served in home detention and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $22,286.  On August 19, 2010, Correll pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Chicago District Office.

On December 15, 2010, in Anoka County (Minnesota) District Court, Brenda Olson, former office secretary for Carpenters Local 851 (located in Anoka, Minn.), was charged with theft of over $5,000.  The complaint alleges that Olson stole union funds in the amount of $19,350.31.  The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Milwaukee District Office.

On December 15, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Paula Dorsey, former President of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) District Council 48 (located in Milwaukee, Wis.), was sentenced to three years probation and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $180,000.  On August 11, 2010, Dorsey pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Milwaukee District Office.

On December 15, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Connie Ball, former Secretary-Treasurer of Bakery and Tobacco Workers Local 531 (formerly located in London, Ky.), pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $7,754.  Sentencing is scheduled for April 7, 2011.  The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Cincinnati District Office.

On December 13, 2010, in United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Jo Ann Duffy, former Project Organizer for the Teamsters (located in Washington, D.C.), was sentenced to 36 months probation, 50 hours of community service, and counseling for gambling.  Duffy was also ordered to pay restitution of $13,738 to the bonding company at $50 per month.  On September 1, 2010, Duffy pled guilty to one count of embezzlement from a labor organization for embezzling $13,738 from the union in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c).  The sentencing followed an investigation by the OLMS Washington District Office.

On December 10, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, an information was filed charging Poutoa Tuiolemotu, former Treasurer of Glass Molders Local 50, with embezzlement of union funds, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c).  The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Seattle District Office.

On December 10, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, an information was filed charging Kim Hirschkorn, former Treasurer of Postal Workers Local 709, with embezzlement of union funds, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c).  The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Seattle District Office.                                

On December 9, 2010, in the United States District Court, Trenton, New Jersey, Shawn Clark, former Business Agent of Carpenters Local 455 (located in Somerville, N.J.), was sentenced to 28 months incarceration and three years supervised release. Clark was also ordered to make restitution for an amount between $72,000 and $102,000, which will be determined by the Honorable Judge Thompson. On May 17, 2010, in a trial held in the United States District Court, Trenton, New Jersey, jurors found Clark guilty on 15 counts of embezzling union funds and conspiracy to improperly spend Local 455’s funds for his own personal use and the use of others during the approximate period between December 2000 and December 2007, in violation of LMRDA Section 501(c) and Title 18 U.S.C., Section 371.  Clark used an American Express credit card issued to the union to make more than 450 charges totaling more than $65,000 at 14 different gentlemen's clubs in central New Jersey. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Newark Resident Investigator Office.

On December 7, 2010, in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, Tamara Schultz, former Benefits Coordinator for the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) (located in Washington, D.C.), pled guilty to one count of first degree theft for wrongfully obtaining and using property of a value of $1,000 or more from NTEU.  Following the plea, Schultz was sentenced to 90 days in jail (suspended), one year unsupervised probation, and she was ordered to pay a $50 special assessment fee. The plea and sentencing follow an investigation by the OLMS Washington District Office.

On December 6, 2010, in the United States District Court for the District of Nevada, Mark Winfield Tracy, former Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 533 (located in Reno, Nev.), pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds.  On March 3, 2010, Tracy was indicted on one count of embezzling $125,000 in union funds, one count of filing false Form LM-2 reports, one count of falsifying union records, and one count of willfully concealing and/or destroying union records. Sentencing is scheduled for March 7, 2011. The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS San Francisco District Office.

On December 2, 2010, in the United States District Court for Minnesota, Cory Carroll, former Secretary-Treasurer of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Regional and Shortline General Committee of Adjustment (located in Albert Lea, Minn.), was sentenced to five years probation, and required to submit to two random periodic drug tests, supply a DNA sample, and refrain from gambling and using alcohol or other controlled substances.  Carroll was also ordered to pay restitution of $35,362.41 and a $100 special assessment fee.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Milwaukee District Office.

On December 2, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, Dan Cassidy, former Clerk Craft Director of American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 189 (located in Little Rock, Ark.), was sentenced to one year of probation, 40 hours of community service, and was ordered to pay a $200 assessment. On August 3, 2010, Cassidy pled guilty to wire fraud in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1343, a Class C Felony. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Dallas District Office and the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General.

On November 30, 2010, in Dakota County District Court of Minnesota, Jonathan David Thompson, former Secretary-Treasurer of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) Division 333 (located in Rosemount, Minn.), was sentenced to 364 days in jail (361 were stayed and a credit of three days was given for three days served) and two years probation for financial transaction card fraud of over $2,500.  Thompson was ordered to perform 40 hours of community service, pay $455 in court related fees, supply a DNA sample, and write a letter of apology to Division 333.  Thompson was also ordered to pay restitution of $11,841.76 to Division 333 and to pay $9,650.93 to Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland.  On September 17, 2010, Thompson pled guilty to one felony count of financial transaction card fraud of over $2,500.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Minneapolis Resident Investigator Office. 

On November 29, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Mozelle E. Means-Swanson, former President of American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 7139 (located in Aurora, Ill.), was sentenced to two years probation, and she was ordered to make restitution of $3,340.  On September 1, 2010, Means-Swanson pled guilty to one count of willfully failing to maintain union records so that her theft of union funds would go undetected.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Chicago District Office.

On November 23, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Nickolas Weihert, former Financial Secretary of Steelworkers Local 4845 (located in Waukesha, Wis.), pled guilty to three counts of embezzling union funds in the amount of $450.00. Weihert admitted that he embezzled $17,256.  He was ordered to make restitution to Local 4845 and to pay a $5,000 fine. Weihert is scheduled to be sentenced on March 8, 2011.  The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Milwaukee District Office.

On November 22, 2010, in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, a criminal complaint was filed charging Tamara Schultz, former Benefits Coordinator for the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) (located in Washington, D.C.), with one count of first degree theft for wrongfully obtaining and using property of a value of $1,000 or more from NTEU. The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Washington District Office.

On November 22, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Frank Kmiec, former Secretary-Treasurer of Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division (BMWED) Local 2857 (located in Genoa City, Wis.), pled guilty to making false entries in the local’s cash record book, check register, and quarterly audit reports thereby misrepresenting the balance of the local’s bank account.  In pleading guilty, Kmiec admitted to embezzling approximately $19,461.39 in Local 2857 funds.  An information was previously filed on November 2, 2010.  The guilty plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Chicago District Office.

On November 19, 2010, in the United States District Court of the Western District of Missouri, Tammy Allen, former Secretary-Treasurer of Retail, Wholesale, Department Store Union (RWDSU) Local 184L (located in Kansas City, Kans.), was indicted on one count of bank fraud in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1344 totaling $45,766.81.  The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS Kansas City Resident Investigator Office.

On November 17, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Antonio Jordan, former Secretary-Treasurer of Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 38187 (located in Erie, PA), was sentenced to four years probation and he was ordered to pay restitution of $5,778.01 and a $100 special assessment fee.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Pittsburgh District Office.

On November 17, 2010, in the United States District Court of the Western District of Wisconsin, Shari Birch, former Treasurer of American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 1760-A (located in Superior, WI), was indicted on 21 counts of embezzlement from Local 1760-A totaling $16,737.54.  The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS Minneapolis Resident Investigator Office and the Superior Police Department.

On November 16, 2010, Lonnie Stevans, former Secretary-Treasurer of the Hofstra University Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), was arraigned in the Eastern District of New York following an information charging Stevans with filing a false report with the Department of Labor in violation of 29 USC 439(b).  The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS New York District Office.

On November 15, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Frankie L. Sanders, former Southern Regional Coordinator of the Southern Region of the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) (located in Houston, Tex.), was found guilty of embezzling union funds.  On March 17, 2010, Sanders was indicted on one count of wire fraud and one count of embezzling approximately $10,078 in union funds.  The charge for wire fraud remains pending.  The verdict follows an investigation by the OLMS Houston Resident Investigator Office.

On November 12, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Freida Carter-London, former Office Manager of Carpenters Local 1421 (located in Arlington, TX), pled guilty to embezzling $99,178 in union funds in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c).  Sentencing is scheduled for February 25, 2011.  The guilty plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Dallas District Office.

On November 9, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia, Elizabeth George, the former Recording Secretary and Disaster Relief Benefits Committee Member of Steelworkers Local 9336 (located in Radford, VA), pled guilty to counts 1 and 19 of a February 19, 2002 indictment. Specifically, she pled guilty to Conspiracy to Embezzle Union Funds and to Making False Entries in Union Records, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 371and 29 U.S.C. 439(c). George agreed to make restitution of $4,275.56. George was denied bond due to the eight years shespent evading capture. She will remain in prisonuntil her sentencing on January 28, 2011. The plea follows a joint investigation by the OLMS Pittsburgh District Office and the Department of Labor’s Office of Inspector General.

On November 8, 2010, in the United States District Court of Massachusetts, Stanley Barringer, former Vice President and acting Treasurer of American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 3707 (located in Chicopee, MA), was charged in an information with falsifying and concealing a material fact on reports filed with the U.S. Department of Labor in order to conceal his misappropriation of approximately $22,180.00 of Local 3707 funds. The information follows an investigation by the OLMS New Haven Resident Office.

On November 5, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Karl L. Youngerman, former President of Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics & Allied Workers (GMP) Local 208 (located in Bradenton, FL), pled guilty toconspiracy to embezzle funds from a labor union, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 371. Youngerman agreed to pay restitution of $18,218.91 to Zurich North America. Sentencing is scheduled for January 27, 2011. The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Tampa Resident Investigator Office.

On November 5, 2010, in the Mower County Minnesota District Court, Dustin Heichel, former General Chairman of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen Regional and Shortline General Committee of Adjustment (BLET GCA) (located in Albert Lea, MN), was sentenced to four years probation for theft of $1,562.12, and he was ordered to pay restitution in the same amount, to write a letter of apology, and to not hold a position of financial responsibility.  On September 30, 2010, Heichel pled guilty to gross misdemeanor theft by false representation in the amount of $1,562.12.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Milwaukee District Office and OLMS Minneapolis Resident Investigator Office.

On November 3, 2010, in the United States District Court for the District of Nevada, Hugo Vargas, former Secretary Treasurer of International Association of Machinists (IAM) Lodge 845 (located in Las Vegas, NV), was sentenced to 13 months in prison followed by three years supervised release, and he was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $106,293.59 and an assessment fee of $100.  On August 2, 2010, Vargas pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS San Francisco District Office.

On November 3, 2010, in the United States District Court of New Jersey, John McGovern,  former Secretary Treasurer of American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 190 (located in Clifton, NJ), pled guilty to violations of 29 U.S.C. 501(c) and 18 U.S.C. 371. McGovern admitted that he conspired with former Local 190 President Gary Weightman to embezzle between $120,000 and $200,000 in union funds.  Weightman, as a result of a plea agreement, has already pled guilty to criminal tax evasion and is awaiting sentencing.  The guilty plea follows an investigation by the OLMS New York District Office, in conjunction with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and with the aid of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. 

On November 2, 2010, in the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, Fidel Garza, former President of American Federation of Government Employees Local 2063 (located in Albuquerque, NM), was sentenced to four months in prison, three years of supervised probation, and four months of home confinement, and he was ordered to make restitution in the amount of $77,457.89 and pay a $100 special assessment.  Garza was also ordered to participate in a substance abuse program and barred from holding any position where he has fiduciary responsibility.  Garza pled guilty to one count of 18 U.S.C. 1343 (wire fraud).  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Denver District Office.

On November 2, 2010, in Circuit Court for the City of Chesapeake, Virginia, Larry Brooks, former President of Steelworkers Local 8-543 (located in Hampton, Va.), was indicted on one count of embezzlement having a value of $200 or more in violation of Section 18.2-111 of the Code of Virginia.  The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS Washington District Office. 

On October 28, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, Robbin R. Wolff, former Bookkeeper of Auto Workers Local 383 (located in Benton Harbor, MI), was sentenced to 24 months of imprisonment for embezzling union funds and 12 months of imprisonment for falsifying union records; the time is to be served concurrently.  Upon release from imprisonment, Wolff will be on supervised release for a period of two years for the former offense and one year for the latter offense; the time is to be served concurrently.  Wolff was ordered to pay restitution of $200,397.69 and a special assessment of $125.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Detroit District Office.

On October 28, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Curtis Iwatsubo, former Secretary-Treasurer of Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics & Allied Workers (GMP) Local 52, was sentenced to 10 months in prison for embezzling union funds of more than $47,000.  He was ordered to pay restitution of $38,434 and a $100 special assessment.  On May 26, 2010, Iwatsubo pled guilty to one count of embezzlement of union funds.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS San Francisco District Office.

On October 26, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, William Dugan, former President and Business Manager of Operating Engineers Local 150 (located in Countryside, IL), was sentenced to three years probation and ordered to pay a fine of $30,000, an assessment of $25, and the cost of probation on a monthly basis.  Special conditions of supervision also require Dugan to file appropriate Form LM-30 reports.  On March 22, 2010, Dugan pled guilty to one count of receiving a thing of value from a signatory employer.  The sentencing follows a joint investigation by the OLMS Chicago District Office, FBI, and DOL OIG.

On October 26, 2010, in the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, Robert Rybak, former Business Manager for Plumbers Local 55 (located in Cleveland, OH), pled guilty to multiple charges including embezzlement in the amount of $12,321.03, conspiracy to obstruct justice, and Hobbs Act violations.  Rybak was previously indicted on multiple counts on September 14, 2010.  The guilty plea follows a joint investigation by the OLMS Cleveland District Office, DOL OIG, and FBI.

On October 26, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, Kevin Hunt, former Secretary Treasurer of the United Transportation Union (UTU) Local 198 (located in Peoria, IL), pled guilty to a one count information charging him with filing a false Form LM-3 annual financial report for fiscal year 2007.  The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Chicago District Office.

On October 25, 2010, in the United States District Court, Newark, NJ, Patrick Brennan, former Business Manager of Painters District Council 711 (located in Egg Harbor Township, NJ), was sentenced to six months incarceration and six months home confinement, and he was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $32,487.26.  Brennan had previously pled guilty to embezzling $32,487.26 of funds from Painters District Council 711, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c).  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Newark Resident Investigator Office.

On October 25, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Oscar Gatewood, former President of Steelworkers Local 842 (located in Detroit, MI), pled guilty to one count of concealing union records.  Sentencing is scheduled for January 31, 2011.  The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Detroit District Office.   

On October 22, 2010, in the United States District Court of Massachusetts, an indictment of Stennett Bernard, Roody Lespinasse, Andy Alerte, and Manuel Nogueira (former President, Treasurer, Financial Secretary, and Recording Secretary, respectively) of Steelworkers Local 04-421 was unsealed.  The indictment charged Bernard, Lespinasse, Alerte, and Nogueira with violations of Title 18, U.S.C. Code, Section 371 – Conspiracy, Title 29 U.S.C. 501(c) - Embezzlement and Theft of Labor Union Assets, and 18 U.S.C. Section 2 - Aiding and Abetting.  The former officers were charged with embezzling the following approximate amounts through unauthorized checks:  Bernard ($4,320.94), Lespinasse ($712.30), Alerte ($551.72), and Nogueira ($1,384.34).  The indictment also includes a criminal forfeiture allegation, Title 18 U.S.C. Section 981(a)(1)(c) and Title 28 U.S.C. Section 2461(c).  The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS Boston District Office.                   

On October 21, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Larry White, former President of United Electrical Workers Union (UE) Local 1110 (located in Chicago, IL), was sentenced to three years probation, and he was ordered to make restitution of $11,875 and pay a fine of $25.  On March 29, 2010, White pled guilty to one count of making false entries in union records.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Chicago District Office.

On October 20, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Gilbert Woods, former President of Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 84768 (located in Kettering, OH), was sentenced to five years probation and six months house arrest.  He was ordered to pay restitution of $25,465, which included $20,000 to Travelers Insurance and $5,465 to the union.  He was also ordered to pay a special assessment of $25.  On July 21, 2010, Woods pled guilty to one count of making false entries in union records.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Cincinnati District Office.

On October 18, 2010, Delores Jennings, former President and acting Secretary-Treasurer of the now defunct Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 81321 (located in Syracuse, NY), was arraigned in Syracuse City Court after a criminal complaint was filed charging her with Grand Larceny in the fourth degree and Falsifying Business Records in the first degree.  The complaint alleges that Jennings took $2,479 from her former union.  The court action came as a result of an investigation by the OLMS Buffalo District Office and the Syracuse City Police Department. 

On October 15, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Aaron Hunter, former President of Firefighters Local 108-F (located in Fort Leonard Wood, MO), was sentenced to one year probation for the charge of making false statements in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1001 to conceal his embezzlement of union funds.  Hunter paid restitution totaling $30,000 prior to his sentencing.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS St. Louis District Office.

On October 15, 2010, in Circuit Court for Arlington County, Virginia, Richard James, former President of American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 1402 (located in Arlington, VA), was sentenced to two years incarceration (all suspended), two years supervised probation, and 75 hours of community service for embezzling $9,850 from the union in violation of Section 18.2-111 of the Virginia Code.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Washington District Office and the Arlington County Police Department.

On October 14, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Deidra Lucas, former President of American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 100 (located in Pontiac, MI), pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $5,283.20.  Lucas is scheduled to be sentenced on January 6, 2011.  The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Detroit District Office. 

On October 8, 2010, in the United States District Court for the District of Eastern Pennsylvania, Amar Ali, former Treasurer of Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division (BMWED) Sub-Lodge 695 (located in Baltimore, MD), was charged in a one count information with failure to maintain union records (29 U.S.C. Section 439(a)(b)).  The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Philadelphia District Office.

On October 6, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Craig A. Bohn, former Financial Secretary Treasurer of Security, Police, and Fire Professionals of America (SPFPA) Local 558 (located in Green Bay, WI), was sentenced to one year probation, a $1,500 fine, and a $100 special assessment.  Bohn previously made restitution in the amount of $5,000.  On June 18, 2010, Bohn pled guilty to two counts of creating false union records.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Milwaukee District Office.

On October 6, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, Lance Hinerman, former President of American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 189 (located in Little Rock, AR), was sentenced to two years probation and a $200 assessment.  On July 6, 2010, Hinerman pled guilty to wire fraud in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1343, a Class C Felony.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Dallas District Office and the United States Postal Service - Office of Inspector General. 

On October 5, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, an information was filed charging Nickolas Weihert, former Financial Secretary of Steelworkers Local 4845 (located in Waukesha, WI), with three counts of embezzlement totaling $450.00.  The information states that the three counts were fraudulent transactions related to an embezzlement of $17,256.  The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Milwaukee District Office. 

On October 5, 2010, Joseph Kerwan, Business Manager/Financial Secretary-Treasurer of Sheet Metal Workers Local Union 112 (located in Elmira, NY), was sentenced to 12 months of probation and ordered to pay a $2,000 fine in the Western District of New York.  On May 20, 2010, Kerwan pled guilty to falsification of union records. As part of the plea and sentencing, Kerwan made full restitution to his local union totaling $6,927.55.  The court action came as a result of an investigation by the Buffalo District Office.

On October 5, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Donald Kotouch, the former President and Business Agent of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1738 (located in Latrobe, PA), was charged in a two count indictment for embezzling $18,806.27 in union funds and falsifying union records.  The indictment follows an investigation by the Pittsburgh District Office.

On October 4, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Thomas Carrola, the former Secretary-Treasurer of IBEW Local 1919 (located in Pittsburgh, PA), was sentenced to two years probation for each of the two counts (to run concurrently) and six months home detention, and ordered to pay restitution of $35,057 and a $100 count assessment.  Carrola pled guilty on June 1, 2010 to one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $35,057 and to falsifying union records.  Full restitution has been made to the union.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the Pittsburgh District Office.

On September 30, 2010, in the Mower County Minnesota District Court, Dustin Heichel, former General Chairman of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Shortline General Committee of Adjustment (BLET GCA), located in Austin, MN, pled guilty to one count of gross misdemeanor theft and false representation in the amount of $1,562.12.  The plea follows an investigation by the Milwaukee District Office and the Minneapolis Resident Investigator Office.

On September 29, 2010, in the United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana, Keith Hart, former Financial Secretary of Bakery Workers Local 315G (Mt. Vernon, IN), was sentenced to six months in a work release community corrections facility and three years probation and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $13,904.69 and a $100.00 special assessment.  On July 6, 2010, Hart pled guilty to one count of embezzlement in the amount of $13,904.69.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the Cincinnati District Office.

On September 28, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Woodrow Anderson, former Treasurer of Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics & Allied Workers (GMP) Local 208 (located in Bradenton, FL), was sentenced to probation for 24 months and 180 days of home confinement, and was ordered to pay Zurich North America the amount of $2,249.96 and a special assessment fee of $25.00.  On July 1, 2010, Anderson pled guilty to making a false statement of a material fact in a report or document required to be filed with the Secretary of Labor.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Tampa Resident Office.

On September 28, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Anthony Green, former Vice President and Recording Secretary of Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics & Allied Workers (GMP) Local 208 (located in Bradenton, FL), was sentenced to probation for 24 months and 180 days of home confinement, and was ordered to pay Zurich North America the amount of $3,073.10 and a special assessment fee of $25.00.  On July 12, 2010, Green pled guilty to making a false entry in, or willfully concealing, withholding, or destroying any book, record, report or statement required to be kept under the LMRDA.  Zurich North America paid a loss to GMP LU 208 as a result of Green’s dishonest claim filed after his embezzlement.  The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Tampa Resident Office.

On September 24, 2010, in the U.S. District Court, District of Nevada, former Bookkeeper Cheryl Staley was sentenced to five years probation, during which time she is restricted from entering a casino without first notifying the U.S. Probation Office; ordered to attend gambling addiction classes; ordered to pay $231,653.89 in restitution, plus 10% interest at $200/month; and ordered to pay $200 in court assessments.  In May 2010, Staley pled guilty to embezzling union funds and causing false entries in the LM reports filed by Local 501.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Los Angeles District Office.

On September 23, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Donald Kister, former President of National Postal Mail Handlers Local 307 (located in Detroit, MI), was charged in a two-count indictment with one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $4,137.35 between August 2006 and October 2007 and one count of making false statements.  The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS Detroit District Office.

On September 23, 2010, in Newton Massachusetts District Court, a criminal complaint was issued against Richard Dean, former Treasurer of Carpenters Local 275 in Newton, MA, charging him with 11 counts of larceny totaling $15,374.  The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Boston District Office.

On September 22, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, Jonathan S. Deutsch, former Trustee of the West Virginia Heavy and Highway Construction Industry Fund, was indicted in a 25 count indictment of wire fraud involving approximately $750,000 in embezzled union funds.  The indictment follows a joint investigation by the OLMS Pittsburgh District Office and the DOL OIG.                                                  

On September 21, 2010, in the United States District Court of New Jersey, Stephen P. Arena and David Caivano, President and Recording Secretary/Secretary-Treasurer, respectively, of Novelty and Production Workers Local 148 (located in Newark, N.J.), were indicted on 29 counts of conspiracy and embezzlement of approximately $375,000 in union funds.  The charge follows an investigation by OLMS New York District Office and the Labor OIG.

On September 16, 2010, in Madison County (NY) court, Gail Shingler, former Treasurer of the now defunct Steelworkers Local Union 53 (located in Oneida, NY), was sentenced after entering a guilty plea to one count of Grand Larceny in the fourth degree.  Shingler was sentenced to 60 days in jail after admitting to taking $2,572 from her former local union.  She made full restitution prior to her appearance in county court.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Buffalo District Office.

On September 15, 2010, in the United States District Court of Eastern Texas, Michael Doggett, former Financial Secretary of Carpenters Local 502 (located in Orange, Texas), was indicted on one count of embezzlement from an employee benefit plan in the amount of $58,994, and one count of embezzlement from a labor union in the amount of $45,043.  The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS Houston Resident Investigator Office, the Employee Benefits Security Administration and the FBI.

On September 15, 2010, in the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, Brian Wilson, former Treasurer for AFSCME Local 2804 (located in Warren, Ohio), was sentenced to three years probation and 90 days home confinement.  On July 13, 2010, Wilson pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $10,500.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Cleveland District Office.

On September 15, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Ellsworth Williamson, former President of Steelworkers Local 5-1967 (located in Hamilton, Ohio), was charged with embezzling union funds in the amount of $5,159.16.  The charges follow an investigation by the OLMS Cincinnati District Office.

On September 14, 2010, in the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, Joseph Chester, former President of the National Association of Air Traffic Controllers (NATC) Local ABQ (located in Albuquerque, N.M.), was indicted on 47 counts of wire fraud.  The charges follow an investigation by the OLMS Denver District Office.

On September 14, 2010, in United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Robert W. Rybak, Business Manager and Financial Secretary of Plumbers Local 55 (located in Cleveland, Ohio), was indicted on conspiracy to obstruct justice, conspiracy under the Hobbs Act, embezzlement or theft from a labor union, embezzlement or theft from an employee benefit fund, and tampering with a witness.  The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS Cleveland District Office, Department of Labor’s Office of Inspector General and the FBI.

On September 14, 2010, in the Hamilton County (Ohio) Court of Common Pleas, Tiffany Freeman was sentenced to two years community control and was ordered to make restitution in the amount of $2,260.  On August 6, 2010, Freeman pled guilty to three counts of forging checks belonging to Musicians Local 1 (located in Cincinnati, Ohio).  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Cincinnati District Office. 

On September 14, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Jerrold King, former President of Steelworkers Local 842 (located in Detroit, Mich.), was sentenced to 36 months of probation, including 90 days of home confinement, and ordered to make restitution in the amount of $70.06 and pay a $25 special assessment.  King previously made restitution in the amount of $900.  On June 14, 2010, King pled guilty to one count of concealing union records.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Detroit District Office.

On September 13, 2010, in the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota, Paul Wyatt, former Financial Secretary-Treasurer of Stage and Picture Operators (IATSE) Local 220 (located in Sioux Falls, S.D.), was sentenced to six months incarceration followed by six months of home confinement, as well as three years supervised release, and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $35,023 and a special assessment of $100.  On June 23, 2010, Wyatt pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $35,023.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Minneapolis Resident Investigator Office.

On September 3, 2010, in the Clinton County (Ohio) Court of Common Pleas, Daniel Graves, former President of Teamsters Local 1224 (located in Wilmington, Ohio), pled guilty to persistent disorderly conduct.  Graves was then sentenced to 30 days incarceration, to be suspended pending good behavior.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Cincinnati District Office.

On September 2, 2010, in the Superior Court of Washington County, Washington, Elizabeth Mills, former office manager of Laborers Local 901 (located in Mount Vernon, Wash), was sentenced to 20 days of incarceration and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $7,721.  On June 18, 2010, Mills pled guilty to theft of union funds in the same amount.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Seattle District Office.

On September 1, 2010, in United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Joe Ann Duffy, former Project Organizer for the Teamsters (located in Washington, D.C.), pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $13,738. The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Washington District Office.

On September 1, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Mozelle E. Means-Swanson, former President of American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 7139 (located in Aurora, Ill.), pled guilty to one count of willfully failing to maintain union records.  On May 6, 2009, Means-Swanson was indicted on one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $4,900.  The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Chicago District Office.

On August 31, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, Kelly J. Fahrenkopf, former Vice President of AFSCME, Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Local 316 (located in West Coxsackie, N.Y.),was sentenced to one year imprisonment followed by three years of probation and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $11,500.  On April 20, 2010, Fahrenkopf pled guilty to one count of embezzling over $11,500 in union funds between August 2006 and March 2007.  The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Buffalo District Office.

On August 30, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, Jimmie Leo Miles, former Secretary-Treasurer of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1023 (located in Barstow, Calif.), was sentenced to one year of incarceration followed by three years of supervised release.  Miles was previously ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $93,284 to the union and $14,466 to the Internal Revenue Service. On June 21, 2010 Miles plead guilty to embezzling union funds and filing a false tax return.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the Los Angeles District Office.

On August 27, 2010, in the United States District Court for the District of Maine, Bernadette Beal, former President of American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Downeast Federation of Healthcare Professionals Local 5073 (located in Milbridge, Maine), pled guilty to an information charging her with embezzlement of union funds in the amount of $25,536.91.  The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Boston District Office.

On August 26, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Connie Ball, former Secretary-Treasurer of Bakery Workers Local 531 (located in London, Ky.) was charged with embezzling union funds in the amount of $7,554.  The charges follow an investigation by the OLMS Cincinnati District Office. 

On August 26, 2010, in the Mower County, Minnesota District Court, Dustin Heichel, former General Chairman of Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) Regional and Shortline General Committee of Adjustment (GCA) (located in Albert Lea, Minn.), was charged with four counts of theft by false representation totaling $1,562.12.  The charges follow an investigation by the OLMS Milwaukee District Office and Minneapolis Resident Investigator Office.

On August 20, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Brenda Bywater, former Treasurer of American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 100 (located in Pontiac, Mich.), was sentenced to twenty-four months of probation and ordered to make restitution in the amount of $2,920.16 and pay a $25 special assessment.  On March 2, 2010, Bywater pled guilty to one count of making false entries in union records.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Detroit District Office.

On August 19, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Barbara Gallagher, former Financial Secretary of Steelworkers Local 2-1007 (located in Howell, Mich.), pled guilty to one count of making a false statement of a material fact on the union's 2005 annual financial report.  Gallagher was sentenced to sixty months of probation and ordered to make restitution in the amount of $8,725.11 and pay a $25 special assessment.  Gallagher previously made restitution in the amount of $855.  The plea and sentencing follow an investigation by the OLMS Detroit District Office.

On August 19, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, James Patrick Correll, former president of the Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America Local 238 (located in Morrison, Ill.) pled guilty to an information charging him with embezzling and converting to his own use union funds in the amount of $22,278.  The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Chicago District Office.

On August 18, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, Sharron Dixon Haynes, aka Sharron A. Haynes, former election candidate of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 217 (located in Jackson, Miss.), was indicted on three counts of making and causing to be made, and using and causing to be used, a false writing or document in a matter within the jurisdiction of the executive branch of the United States Government.. Haynes is alleged to have submitted a false certification of her eligibility for election to Branch 217, which she knew falsely certified that she had not served as a supervisor within two years prior to October 2008, when in fact she had served as a supervisor in May 2008.  The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS New Orleans District Office. 

On August 18, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, Mechelle Busse, aka Mechelle Singleton, former office manager of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 568 (located in Gulfport, Miss.), was indicted on one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of  $110,117.69 between June 2005 and December 2007.  The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS New Orleans District Office.

On August 18, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, Patsy Fontenot, former International Representative for the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), was indicted on one count of embezzling $6,943.15 from UFCW Local 790C (located in Pearl, Miss.) between November 2002 and March 2006. The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS New Orleans District Office.

On August 11, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Paula S. Dorsey, former President of AFSCME District Council 48 (located in Milwaukee, Wis.) pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $532.50.  On June 22, 2010, Dorsey was charged in an information with the same offense.  The plea follows and investigation by OLMS Milwaukee District Office.

On August 6, 2010, in the Hamilton County (Ohio) Court of Common Pleas, Tiffany Freeman pled guilty to three counts of forgery on checks belonging to Musicians Local 1 (located in Cincinnati, Ohio).  On December 2, 2009, Freeman was charged with five counts of forgery on checks totaling $2,260.  The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Cincinnati District Office.

On August 5, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Western District of New York, Thomas Pokrywczynski, former Treasurer of the Transit Union’s New York State Legislative Conference Board and former Financial Secretary-Treasurer of Transit Union Local 1342 (located in Buffalo, N.Y.), was sentenced to 24 months of incarceration, three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $215,527.74.  On February 16, 2010, Pokrywczynski pled guilty to embezzling approximately $71,000 from Transit Union, Local 1342 and approximately $183,000 from the Transit Union’s New York State Legislative Conference Board between January 2002 and March 2008 while serving as treasurer of both labor organizations.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Buffalo District Office.

On August 5, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Antonio Jordan, former Secretary-Treasurer of Communications Workers Local 38187 (located in Erie, Pa.), pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $8,767.40.  The plea follows  an investigation by the Pittsburgh District Office.

On August 4, 2010, in the United States District Court of Northern California, Duane DeJoie, former President of AFGE Local 1223 (located in Oakland, Calif.), was charged with theft and embezzlement within special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States in the amount of $5,369.  The charge follows an investigation conducted by the OLMS San Francisco District Office.

On August 3, 2010, in United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Henry George Green, Sr., former Treasurer of International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) Local 440 (located in Port Arthur, Texas), was sentenced to thirty-six months of probation and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $11,565.72.  Green previously made restitution in the amount of repaid $24,000.18.  On February 23, 2010, Green pled guilty to one count of filing a false statement or omission on a report.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Houston Resident Investigator Office.

On August 2, 2010, in the United States District Court for the District of Nevada, Hugo Vargas, former Secretary Treasurer of the Machinists Lodge 845 (located in Las Vegas, Nev.), pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $106,293.59.  On December 1, 2009, Vargas was charged in an indictment with the same offense.  The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS San Francisco District Office.

On July 29, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Warren Joseph Annunziata, Fund Administrator of United Craft and Industrial Workers Union Local 91 (a union that represents school bus drivers and matrons in New York City), pled guilty to extortion.  Annunziata was indicted on February 26, 2010 for extorting cash payments from employers totaling at least $500,000.  The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS New York District Office, the Department of Labor’s Office of the Inspector General, and the FBI.

On July 29, 2010, in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, Cory A. Carroll, former Secretary Treasurer of Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) Regional and Shortline General Committee of Adjustment (GCA) (located in Albert Lea, Minn.), pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $35,362.41.  On April 5, 2010, Carroll was indicted for the same offense.  The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Milwaukee District Office and Minneapolis Resident Investigator Office.

On July 28, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, Robbin R. Wolff, former bookkeeper of United Autoworkers (UAW)  Local 383 (located in Benton Harbor, Mich.), pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $200,397.63 and to one count of falsifying union records.  On July 23, 2010, Wolff was charged in an information with the same offenses.  The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Detroit District Office. 

On July 28, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Lawrence DeAngelis, former Administrator/Trustee for Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 14170, was sentenced to twelve months in prison and fined $3,000 for theft of union funds in excess of $60,000.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS New York District Office.

On July 21, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Jeffrey Kenney, former Secretary-Treasurer for Graphic Communications International Union (GCIU) Local 205-C (located in Youngstown, Ohio), was sentenced to four months incarceration followed by two years of supervised release including four months of electronic monitoring.  On May 14, 2010, Kenney pled guilty to embezzling more than $10,000 in union funds and filing a false report.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Cleveland District Office.

On July 21, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Western Division, Gilbert Woods, former President of Communications Workers (CWA) Local 84-768 (located in Kettering, Ohio), pled guilty to one count of making false entries in union records.  The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Cincinnati District Office.

On July 20, 2010, in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, Edward Kobe, former General Chairman, United Transportation Union General Committee of Adjustment 325 (located in Duluth, Minn.), was sentenced to three months incarceration followed by two years supervised release, and ordered to pay restitution to the UTU GCA 325 in the amount of $16,200, restitution to the Railroad Retirement Board in the amount of $32,778.39, a fine of $30,000, and a $100 special assessment.  On November 30, 2009, Kobe pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $16,200.  The sentencing follows a joint investigation by the OLMS Minneapolis Resident Investigator Office and the Railroad Retirement Board’s Office of the Inspector General.

On July 20, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Andrew Blackmon, former President of Steelworkers Local 842 (located in Detroit, Mich.), pled guilty to one count of falsifying union records.  On June 18, 2010, Blackmon was charged with the same offense.  The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Detroit District Office. 

On July 20, 2010, in the United States District Court for the District of Alaska, Thomas Renkes, former Executive Director of the Alaska Nurses Association (AaNA) (located in Anchorage, Alaska), was sentenced to thirty-six months of probation and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $22,546 and a $2,000 fine.  On April 26, 2010, Renkes was charged with embezzling union funds.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Seattle District Office.

On July 16, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, Daniel Gibson, former President of American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 3266 (located in Sallisaw, Okla.), was sentenced to twelve months and one day in prison followed by 24 months of supervised release probation and was ordered to make restitution in the amount of $33,986.39 and pay a $100 special assessment.  On March 12, 2010, an information charged Gibson with making false statements.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Dallas District Office.

On July 15, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, Stacey Spalding, former bookkeeper for Teamsters Local 215 (located in Evansville, Ind.), was sentenced to one year at a work release facility and two years probation, and was ordered to pay $29,499 in restitution to Zurich Insurance of North America and $100 in court fees.  Additionally, Spalding was ordered to make restitution in the amount of $1,597 for money diverted from various 401(k) accounts.  On May 19, 2010, Spalding pled guilty to embezzling union funds in the amount of $29,516.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Cincinnati District Office. 

On July 13, 2010, in the Hennepin County District Court of Minnesota, Lucy Irene Hastings, former Recording Secretary of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 1969 (located in Minneapolis, Minn.), pled guilty and received a stay of imposition of sentence, three years probation, and was ordered to pay restitution.  On April 30, 2010, Hastings was charged with theft of union funds in the amount of $3,328.29.  The plea and sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Minneapolis Resident Investigator Office.

On July 13, 2010, in United States District Court for the District of Colorado, Peter Maisel Jr., former Treasurer of Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees (BMWE) Local 1517 (located in Pueblo, Colo.), was sentenced to five years probation and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $9,514.79. On April 14, 2010, Maisel pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Denver District Office.

On July 13, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Brian Wilson, former Treasurer for AFSCME Local 2804 (located in Warren, Ohio), pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $10,500. The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Cleveland District Office.

On July 12, 2010, in United States District Court for the District of Western Washington, Sid Mannetti, former President of AFGE Local 1170 (located in Seattle, Wash.), was sentenced to twenty-four months of probation with six months of home confinement and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $50,463.  On January 25, 2010, Mannetti was charge with embezzling union funds in the same amount.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Seattle District Office.

On July 12, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Anthony Green, former Vice President and Recording Secretary of Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics & Allied Workers (GMP) Local 208 (located in Bradenton, Fla.), pled guilty to making a false entry in a record or report required to be kept under the LMRDA. Green was ordered to pay Zurich North America the amount of $2,550.00. The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Tampa Resident Office.

On July 8, 2010, in Circuit Court for Arlington County, Virginia, Richard James, former President of AFGE Local 1402 (located in Arlington, Va.), pled guilty to one count of embezzlement greater than $200 associated with his embezzling unions funds in the amount of $1,550. James previously made restitution in the amount of $9,850. The plea follows a joint investigation by the OLMS Washington District Office and the Arlington County Police Department.

On July 8, 2010, in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, Joseph Moon, former President of ATU Local 1626 (located in Edison, N. J.), was sentenced to five years of supervised probation and ordered to pay a $25 fine. Also, Moon was ordered to make restitution to Local 1626 in the amount of $14,285. On September 10, 2009, Moon pled guilty to one count of receiving an improper loan from a labor organization. Between April of 2004 and August of 2008, Moon obtained $14,931 in unapproved loans from the local’s checking account. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS New York District Office.

On July 8, 2010, in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, Steven McDeid, former President of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 388 (located in St. Cloud, Minn.), was sentenced to 90 days home confinement and five years probation, ordered to make restitution in the amount of $51,639.61, and pay a $100 special assessment. On March 24, 2010, McDeid pled guilty to embezzling union funds in the same amount. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Milwaukee District Office and Minneapolis Resident Investigator Office.

On July 6, 2010, In the United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana, Keith Hart, former Financial Secretary of Bakery Workers Local 315G (Mt. Vernon, Ind.), pled guilty to embezzling union funds in the amount of $13,904.69.  On June 3, 2009, Hart was indicted on one count of embezzlement of union funds in the same amount.  The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Cincinnati District Office.

On July 6, 2010, in the United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana, Keith Hart, former Financial Secretary of Bakery Workers Local 315G (located in Mt. Vernon, Ind.), pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $13,904. On June 3, 2009, Hart was charged with embezzling union funds in the same amount. The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Cincinnati District Office.

On July 1, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Woodrow Anderson, former Treasurer of Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics & Allied Workers Local 208 (located in Bradenton, Fla.), pled guilty to making a false statement of a material fact in a report or document required to be filed with the Secretary of Labor. Anderson was ordered to pay restitution of $2,249.96 to Zurich North America. The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Tampa Resident Office.

On July 1, 2010, in Fayette County (Indiana) Superior Court, Jeff Napier, former President of UAW Local 151 (located in Connersville, Ind.), was charged in an information with three counts of theft for knowingly or intentionally exerting unauthorized control over the property of the local. The charges were filed following an investigation by the OLMS Cincinnati District Office.

On June 29, 2010, in the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota, Paul Wyatt, former Financial Secretary-Treasurer of Stage and Picture Operators Local 220 (located in Sioux Falls, S.D.), pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $35,022.95.  On May 4, 2010, Wyatt was indicted for embezzling union funds in the same amount.  The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Minneapolis Resident Investigator Office.

On June 25, 2010, in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Caleb Gray-Burriss, Treasurer of the National Association of Special Police and Security Officers (NASPSO), was indicted on four counts of mail fraud. Gray-Burriss is alleged to have spent at least $102,000 of pension plan funds for his personal benefit, the union, and third parties. The indictment follows a joint investigation by the OLMS Washington District Office, the Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration, and the Department of Labor's Office of the Inspector General. 

On June 24, 2010, in Hamilton County (Ohio) Court of Common Pleas, LaDonna Turner was sentenced to three years probation, and was ordered to undergo random drug screening and make restitution in the amount of $15,800.  On June 3, 2010, Turner pled guilty to three counts of forgery concerning checks belonging to Musicians Local 1 (located in Cincinnati, Ohio).  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Cincinnati District Office.

On June 24, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Pamela Williams, former travel procurement coordinator of SEIU Local 880 (located in Chicago, Ill.), was sentenced to five years probation, five months of electronic monitoring/home confinement (except for work), and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $6,080.06.  Also, Williams was ordered to perform 300 hours of community service and pay a special assessment of $100.  On March 25, 2010, Williams pled guilty to embezzling union funds in the amount of $6080.06.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Chicago District Office. 

On June 23, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, Richard D. Schwab, former Secretary-Treasurer of UTU Local 298 (located in Fort Wayne, Ind.), was sentenced to two years probation and six months electronic monitoring, and he was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $4,719.57 and a special assessment off $100.  Schwab previously made restitution in the amount of $42,009.   On February 25, 2010, Schwab pled guilty to embezzling union funds in the amount of $46,728.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Chicago District Office.

On June 23, 2010, in United States District Court for the District of Alaska, Kevin McGee, former President of AFGE Local 3028 (located in Anchorage, Alaska), was sentenced to eighteen months of probation with thirty days of home confinement, and ordered to pay a $2,400 fine in addition to a restitution payment of $2,400.  On February 26, 2010, McGee pled guilty to making a false representation in a federal form.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Seattle District Office.

On June 22, 2010, in the 22ND Judicial District Court of Washington Parish, Louisiana, Keith Knight, former Secretary Treasurer of Steelworkers Local 13-1362 (located in Bogalusa, La.), was sentenced to three years of supervised probation, and was ordered to pay $43,000 restitution, a fine of $500, monthly supervision fees, and court fees.  On June 22, 2010, Knight pled guilty to theft over $500.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS New Orleans District Office and the Louisiana State Police.

On June 22, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, an information was filed charging Paula S. Dorsey, former President of AFSCME District Council 48 (located in Milwaukee, Wis.), with one count of embezzlement of funds in the amount of $532.50.  The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Milwaukee District Office.

On June 21, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, Jimmie Leo Miles, former Secretary-Treasurer of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1023 (Barstow, Calif.), pled embezzling union funds and filing a false tax return.  As part of his plea, Miles must pay $93,284 in restitution to the union and $14,466 to the IRS, file amended tax returns, and pay the cost of prosecution.  The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Los Angeles District Office.

On June 18, 2010, in the state of Washington, county of Skagit, Elizabeth Mills, former bookkeeper of the Laborers Local 901 (located in Mount Vernon, Wash.), was charged with theft in the first degree of funds in the amount of $7,721.  The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Seattle District Office.

On June 18, 2010, in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, a criminal information was filed charging former Teamsters Organizer Joe Ann Duffy with one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $13,738.  The information follows an investigation by the OLMS Washington District Office.

On June 18, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, John A. Mannenga, former Recording Secretary-Treasurer of Railroad Signalmen Local 98 (located in Norwalk, Iowa), was sentenced to four months of home confinement, three years of supervision, and restitution of $5,242.60 for embezzling union funds in the amount of $14,042.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS St. Louis District Office. 

On June 17, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, David Miller, former Treasurer of Litchfield Independent Workers Union Local 373 (located in Litchfield, Mich.), was sentenced to 13 months incarceration followed by two years of supervised release, and ordered to make restitution in the amount of $50,501.99 and pay a $100 special assessment.  On March 8, 2010, Miller pled guilty to embezzling union funds in the amount of $50,501.99.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Detroit District Office.

On June 15, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, Donna Cooper, former Business Manager for Laborers Local 888 (located in Muskogee, Oklahoma), was indicted for embezzling union funds.  Cooper is alleged to have used Local 888’s ATM card to make unauthorized cash withdrawals and purchases totaling $69,322.  The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS Dallas District Office.

On June 14, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Jerrold King, former President of Steelworkers Local 842 (located in Detroit, Mich.), pled guilty to one count of concealing union records.  On March 4, 2010, King was charged with the same offense.  The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Detroit District Office.

On June 11, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, an information was filed charging Barbara Jean Gallagher, former Financial Secretary of Steelworkers Local 2-1007 (located in Howell, Mich.), with one count of making a false statement of a material fact on the union's 2005 annual financial report.  The information follows an investigation by the OLMS Detroit District Office.

On June 8, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, Kathy Oatman, former Secretary-Treasurer of UNITE HERE Local 228 (located in Eau Claire, Wis.), pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in excess of $4,000.  As part of her plea, Oatman will make restitution in the amount of $4,662.  The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Minneapolis Resident Office.

On June 4, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Aaron Hunter, former President of Firefighters Local 108F (located in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.), was charged with one count of making false statements to conceal his embezzlement of union funds. Hunter then pled guilty to the charge.  The charge and plea follows an investigation by the OLMS St. Louis District Office.

On June 3, 2010, in the Hamilton County (Ohio) Court of Common Pleas, Ladonna Turner pled guilty in to three counts of forgery associated with checks belonging to Musicians Local 1 (located in Cincinnati, Ohio).  The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Cincinnati District Office.

On June 3, 2010, in United States District Court for the District of South Dakota, Terri Dunkelberger, former Financial Secretary Treasurer of Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1356 (located in Sioux Falls, S.D.), was indicted on one count of embezzling union funds in the approximate amount of $24,148.98. The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Minneapolis Resident Investigator Office and Milwaukee District Office.

On June 3, 2010, in the Ashtabula County, Ohio, Court of Common Pleas, Stephanie Marhefka, former Financial Secretary of Steelworkers Local 905 (located in Niles, Ohio), was indicted on one count of theft in the amount of $1,500.13 and one count of tampering with evidence.  The charges follow an investigation by the OLMS Cleveland District Office.

On June 1, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Thomas Carrola, former Secretary-Treasurer of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1919 (located in Pittsburgh, Pa.), pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $35,057 and falsifying union records.  The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Pittsburgh District Office.

On May 27, 2010, in the United States District Court for the District of Nevada, Cheryl Staley, former dues clerk of  Operating Engineers Local 501 (located in  Los Angeles, Calif.), pled guilty to a two-count information charging her with embezzling union funds in the amount of $231,653.89 and falsifying records.  The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Los Angeles District Office.

On May 26, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Gilbert Woods, former President of Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 84-768 (located in Kettering, Ohio), was charged with making false entries in union records.  The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Cincinnati District Office. 

On May 20, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Gary Day, former Field Representative of Laborers Local 1180 (located in Harrisburg, Pa.), was sentenced to three years probation and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount $10,518.00 and a special assessment of $100.00. On January 22, 2010, Day pled guilty to an information charging him with embezzling union funds in the amount of $10,518.00. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Philadelphia District Office.

On May 20, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Curtis Iwatsubo, former Financial Secretary-Treasurer of Glass Molders Plastics Local 52 (located in Santa Clara, Calif.), pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $48,434.50. On March 24, 2010, Iwatsubo was charged with embezzling union funds in the same amount. The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS San Francisco District Office.

On May 20, 2010, in the Municipal Court of Stark County, Ohio, Crystal Lynn Croston, former office secretary for Laborers Local 1015 (located in Canton, Ohio), was charged with theft in the amount of $1,344.08. The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Cleveland District Office.

On May 20, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Western District of New York, Joseph Kerwan, Business Manager/Financial Secretary-Treasurer of Sheet Metal Workers Local 112 (located in Elmira, N.Y.), pled guilty to falsification of union records. As part of his plea, Kerwan will make restitution in the amount of $6,927.55. The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Buffalo District Office.

On May 19, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Lisa Wright, former Treasurer of Transit Employees Union (located in Bedford, Ohio), was sentenced to three years probation and ordered to make restitution in the amount of $71,470.50. On February 12, 2010, Wright pled guilty to embezzlement of union funds. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Cleveland District Office.

On May 19, 2010, in the United States District Court for the District of Montana, Tammy Smith, former office secretary for Painters Local 1922 (located in Billings, Mont.), was sentenced to 30 months of probation, and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $11,175.43, an assessment of $100, and a fine of $500. On March 31, 2010, Smith pled guilty to embezzling union funds in the amount of $11,175.43. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Denver District Office.

On May 19, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, Stacey Spalding, former bookkeeper of Teamsters Local 215 (located in Evansville, Ind.), pled guilty to embezzling union funds in the amount of $29,516. The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Cincinnati District Office.

On May 18, 2010, in General District Court for Arlington County, Virginia, Richard James, former President of AFGE Local 1402, was charged with embezzling union funds in the amount of $1,550. The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Washington District Office.

On May 17, 2010, in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, Shawn Clark, former Business Agent of Carpenters Local 455 (located in Somerville, N.J.), was found guilty on fifteen counts of embezzling union funds and conspiracy to improperly spend the funds of Local 455 for his own personal use and the use of others, approximately during the period of December 2000 through December 2007. On June 17, 2009, Clark was indicted on sixteen counts of embezzling union funds in excess of $85,000 and conspiracy to improperly spend the funds of Local 455. The verdict follows an investigation by the OLMS New York District Office.

On May 14, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Jeffrey Kenney, former Secretary Treasurer of Graphic Communications Local 205-C (located in Youngstown, Ohio), pled guilty to embezzling union funds in the amount of $10,305.70 and of filing a false financial report. The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Cleveland District Office.

On May 12, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Warren Demmin, former President of Boilermakers Local Lodge 449 (located in Sturgeon Bay, Wis.), was sentenced to four months incarceration, four months electronic monitoring, three years probation, and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment. Demmin previously made restitution in the amount of $14,045.48. On February 11, 2010, Demmin pled guilty to embezzling union funds in the amount of $169.12. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Milwaukee District Office.

On May 12, 2010, in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, Patrick James Brennan, former Business Manager and Secretary Treasurer of International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 711 (located in Egg Harbor Township, N.J.), pled guilty to three counts of embezzlement of union funds. Brennan used the District Council’s credit card for his own benefit and personal use and that of others in the amount of $4,862.12; converted to his own use and the use of others the District Council’s property, specifically a union vehicle worth approximately $11,000, and issued himself unauthorized holiday bonuses between December 22, 2004 and December 14, 2006 totaling $8,652. The plea follows an investigation by the New York District Office.

On May 12, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, an information was filed charging Kathy Oatman, former Secretary-Treasurer of Workers United Local 228 (located in Eau Claire, Wis.), with embezzlement of union funds in excess of $4,000. The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Minneapolis Resident Office.

On May 11, 2010, in Hamilton County (Ohio) Court of Common Pleas, Donald Woods, former President of AFSCME Local 217 (located in Cincinnati, Ohio), pled guilty to one count of theft of union funds in the amount of $500.00 or more. Woods was then sentenced to six months probation. Woods previously made restitution in the amount of $1,376. The plea and sentencing follow an investigation by the OLMS Cincinnati District Office.

On May 11, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, an information was filed charging Oscar Gatewood, former President of Steelworkers Local 842 (located in Detroit, Mich.), with one count of concealing union records. The information follows an investigation by the OLMS Detroit District Office.

On May 11, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Antonio Jordan, former Secretary-Treasurer of Communications Workers Local 38187 (located in Erie, Pa.), was charged with embezzling union funds in the amount of $8,767.40. The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Pittsburgh District Office.

On May 6, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, Loretta Brown, former Secretary-Treasurer of AFSCME Local 3491 (located in Gary, Ind.), was indicted on two counts of embezzling union funds in the amount of $1,225. The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS Chicago District Office.

On May 4, 2010, in United States District Court for the District of South Dakota, Paul Wyatt, former President/Business Manager of Stage and Picture Operators (IATSE) Local 220 (located in Sioux Falls, S.D.), was indicted on one count of embezzlement of union funds in the approximate amount of $35,022.95. The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Minneapolis Resident Investigator Office.

On May 3, 2010, in United States District Court for the District of Oregon, Michele Pedersen, former Treasurer of AFSCME Local 2746 (located in Astoria, Ore.), was sentenced to three years supervised release and ordered to pay a $25 special assessment penalty. Pedersen previously made restitution in the amount of $8,509. On May 3, 2010, Pedersen pled guilty to falsification of an annual financial report. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Seattle District Office.

On April 30, 2010, in the County Court of Woodbury, Iowa, Stanley Teasley, former Secretary-Treasurer of Machinists Local 1426 (located in Sioux City, Iowa), was sentenced to ten years in prison for theft of union funds in the amount of $17,525.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS St. Louis District Office..

On April 30, 2010, in the District Court of Hennepin County, Minnesota, Lucy Irene Hastings, former Recording Secretary of AFGE Local 1969 (located in Minneapolis, Minn.), was charged with theft by swindle of over $1,000.  Hastings is alleged to have taken union funds in the amount of $3,328.29.  The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Minneapolis Resident Investigator Office.

On April 28, 2010, in the United States District Court of Nevada, Aundrea Valerio, Stacy Johnson and Aurora Rios, former employees of Laborers  Local 872 (located in Las Vegas, Nev.), were indicted on charges of embezzling union funds and multiple counts of falsifying union records.  Valerio was charged with embezzling approximately $13,500, Johnson was charged with embezzling approximately $45,500, and Rios was charged with embezzling approximately $167,500.  The indictments follow an investigation by the OLMS Los Angeles District Office.

On April 28, 2010, in the 60th District Court of Muskegon County, Michigan, a misdemeanor complaint was filed charging Jamie Nielsen, former President of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 13 (located in Muskegon, Mich.), with one count of embezzlement of $200 or more but less than $1,000.  The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Detroit District Office.

On April 27, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, Joan Boucher, former Treasurer of Staff Union Local 399 (located in Los Angeles, Calif.), was indicted for embezzling union funds in the amount of $11,845.  The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS Los Angeles District Office.

On April 26, 2010, in the United States District Court for the District of Alaska, Thomas Renkes, former Executive Director of the Alaska Nurses Association was charged with the embezzlement of union funds.  The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Seattle District Office.

On April 23, 2010, in the Hamilton County (Ohio) Court of Common Pleas, Britton Russia pled guilty to six counts of forging union checks belonging to Musicians Local 1 (located in Cincinnati, Ohio).  Russia was sentenced to one year of incarceration.  The plea and sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Cincinnati District Office.

On April 23, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Lawrence DeAngelis, former Administrator/Trustee of Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 14170 (located in New York, N.Y.), pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in excess of $60,000.  The plea follows an investigation by OLMS New York District Office.

On April 22, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Karl Youngerman, Woodrow Anderson and Anthony Green, former President, Treasurer and Recording Secretary, respectively, of Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics & Allied Workers (GMP) Local 208 (located in Bradenton, Fla.), were indicted on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States, six counts of embezzling union assets, making false statements and entries and filing false reports.  The indictments follow an investigation by the OLMS Tampa Residence Office.

On April 21, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Wayne Mitchell, former President of Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 14170 (located in New York, N.Y.), pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in an amount between $200,000 and $400,000.  On December 14, 2009, Mitchell was charged with embezzling union funds in the amount of $200,000.  The plea follows an investigation by OLMS New York District Office.

On April 20, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, Rebecca Ann James, former Financial Secretary Treasurer of International Guards Union of America (IGUA) Local 123 (located in Port Gibson, Miss.), was sentenced to three years of supervised probation and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $11,027.30 and a special assessment of $100.  On January 12, 2010, James pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $11,147.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS New Orleans District Office.

On April 20, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York,  Kelly J. Fahrenkopf, former Vice President of AFSCME, Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA), Local 316 (located in West Coxsackie, N.Y.) pled guilty to one count of embezzling over $11,500 in union funds between August 2006 and March 2007.  The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Buffalo District Office.

On April 20, 2010 in the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, Jackie Kiedrowicz, former President of Steelworkers Local 1200 (located in Canton, Ohio) was sentenced to two years probation, ordered to pay a $2,000 fine and perform 200 hours of community service.  On February 1, 2010, Kiedrowicz pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $16,782.40.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Cleveland District Office.

On April 15, 2009, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Christine S. Throckmorton, a former office secretary/bookkeeper for the Hotel Employees Restaurant Employees (HERE) Local 57 (located in Pittsburgh, Pa.), was sentenced to four years probation and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $9,674.95 and a special court assessment of $100.  On December 4, 2009, Throckmorton pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds totaling $9,675.95.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Pittsburgh District Office.

On April 13, 2010, in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, Joe Self, former President of Steelworkers Local 771 (located in Fort Worth, Texas) was sentenced to five years of probation, ordered to pay $37,571.09 in restitution and a $50 special assessment. On November 26, 2008, Self pled guilty to destruction of union records.  This sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Dallas District Office.

On April 12, 2010, in the District Court of Lenawee County, Michigan, Kimberley Smith, former Financial Secretary of Auto Workers Local 2031 (located in Adrian, Mich.), was sentenced to five days in county jail, 15 days at a work release facility and 2 years probation.  Smith was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $1,951.87 and a fine of $450.  On March 3, 2010, Smith pled guilty to one count of embezzlement of $200 or more but less than $1,000.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Detroit District Office.

On April 12, 2010, in the Clinton County (Ohio) Court of Common Pleas, Daniel Graves, former President of Teamsters Local 1224 (located in Wilmington, Ohio), was indicted on one count of theft in the amount of $2,867.42.  The charges follow an investigation by the OLMS Cincinnati District Office.

On April 8, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Sherrell Mitchell, former Secretary-Treasurer of Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 86823 (located in St. Louis Mo.), was sentenced to six months of home confinement, 200 hours of community service and five years of probation, ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $110,139.12 and a $100 special assessment.  On January 5, 2010, Mitchell pled guilty to embezzling union funds in the same amount.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS St. Louis District Office.

On April 7, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Angela Jones, the former President of Laborers Local 509 (located in St. Louis, Mo.), was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and placed on one year of probation. On February 16, 2010, Jones was charged with one count of making false entries in union records.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS St. Louis District Office.

On April 5, 2010, in United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, Corry Carroll, Secretary-Treasurer of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET), General Committee of Adjustment (located in Albert Lea, Minn.), was indicted for embezzling union funds in the amount of approximately $35,000.  The indictment follows an investigation by the Milwaukee District Office and Minneapolis Resident Office. 

On April 1, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, David M. Matthis, former Secretary Treasurer of American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 205 (located in Alexandria, La.), was sentenced to three years of supervised probation, 200 hours of community service, ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $7,222.57, ordered to pay a fine in the amount of $7,000 and a special assessment of $100.  On December 17, 2009, Matthis pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $5,472.61.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS New Orleans District Office.

On April 1, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, Linda Tickle, former office manager of Machinists Locals 56 and 1458 (located in Chattanooga, Tenn.), was sentenced to five months imprisonment, three years probation, a $200 assessment, and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $40,048.72.  On March 29, 2010, Tickle pled guilty to two counts of embezzlement union funds in the amount of $40,048.72.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Nashville District Office.

On March 30, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, Stacy Spalding, former bookkeeper of Teamsters Local 215 (located in Evansville, Ind.), was charged with embezzlement of union funds in the amount of $29,516.  The charges follow an investigation by the OLMS Cincinnati District Office.

On March 29, 2010 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Lawrence White, former President of United Electrical Radio & Machine Workers Local 1110 (located in Chicago, Ill.), pled guilty to one count of willfully concealing and causing false entries in union records.  On September 1, 2009 White was charged with the same offense.  The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Chicago District Office.

On March 29, 2010, in the United State District Court for the Central District of California, Rosa Miriam Della Porta, former bookkeeper of International Longshoremen’s and Warehousemen’s Union (ILWU) Local 26 (located in Los Angeles, Calif.), was sentenced to 21 months in  prison, three years of supervised release, ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $47,898 to Local 26 and $ 73,577 to Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland, ordered to pay a assessment fee in the amount of $100.00.  On April 1, 2009, Della Porta was found guilty of embezzling union founds in the amount of $123,475.  The sentencing follows an investigation by OLMS Los Angeles District Office.  (Investigator Roberto Gonzalez)

On March 24, 2010, in the Superior Court of Cobb County, Georgia, Johnny L. Banes, former-Financial-Secretary of the United Steelworkers of America, Local 2401 (located in Mableton, Ga.), pled guilty to one count of theft by taking of union funds in the amount of $38,329.  Banes was then sentenced to ten years probation and ordered to pay restitution in the same amount. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Atlanta District Office.

On March 24, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Curtis Iwatsubo, former Financial Secretary-Treasurer of Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics & Allied Workers (GMP) Local 52 (located in Santa Clara, Calif.), was indicted on one count of embezzling over $47,000 in union funds and one count of making false statements to a government agency.  The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS San Francisco District Office.

On March 24, 2010, in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, Steven J McDeid, former President of National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 388 (located in St. Cloud, Minn.), pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $51,639.61. On March 5, 2010, McDeid was charged in an information with one count of embezzling union funds in the same amount.  The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Milwaukee District Office and Minneapolis Resident Investigator Office.

On March 23, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, Ron D. Quinn, former President of IGUA Local 123 (located in Port Gibson, Miss.) was sentenced to six months home confinement with electronic monitoring, three years probation and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $11,027 and a $100 special assessment. The sentencing follows an investigation by OLMS New Orleans District Office.  

On March 22, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, William Dugan, former President of Operating Engineers Local 150 (located in Countryside, Ill.) pled guilty to one count of accepting and receiving the delivery of concrete buffalo feeders (value of over $900) from an employer whose employees the union represents.  On March 10, 2010, an information filed charging Dugan with a misdemeanor count of receiving and accepting a thing of value from an employer whose employees were represented by the union in which the he was an officer.  The plea follows a joint investigation by the OLMS Chicago District Office, the Department of Labor’s Office of Inspector General, the Department of Labor’s Employment Benefit Security Administration, and the FBI.

On March 18, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, Karen Snelling, former Treasurer of Communication Workers Local 34014 (located in Gary, Ind.), was sentenced to three years of probation, six months of home detention with electronic monitoring, ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $15,000 to Zurich North American Insurance Company and $3,100 to the union and ordered to pay a special assessment of $100.  On December 10, 2009, Snelling pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $18,100.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Chicago District Office and Department of Labor’s Office of Inspector General. 

On March 17, 2010, in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon, Toni Lancaster, former office manager of the Carpenters Independent Local 711 (located in Portland, Ore.), was charged with seven counts embezzling union funds in the amount of $68,403 and one count of falsification and concealment of labor union financial documents.  The charges follow an investigation by the OLMS Seattle District Office.

On March 17, 2010, in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon, Charles Owens, former Financial Secretary of Carpenters Independent Local 2791 (located in Scio, Ore), was charged with ten counts of embezzling union funds in the amount of $65,791.  The charges follow an investigation by the OLMS Seattle District Office.

On March 17, 2010, in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon, Michele Pedersen, former Treasurer of AFSCME Local 2746 (located in Astoria, Ore.), was charged with five counts of embezzling a union funds in the amount of $8,509 and three counts of falsification of an annual financial report filed by a labor union.  The charges follow an investigation by the OLMS Seattle District Office.

On March 17, 2010, in the United States District Court for Southern District of Texas, Frankie Sanders, former Southern Regional Coordinator for the American Postal Workers Union (located in Houston, Texas), was indicted on one count of wire fraud in the amount of $1,753.78 and one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $10,078.40.  The charges follow an investigation by the OLMS Houston Resident Investigator Office.

On March 16, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Barbara Patton, the former President and Vice President of the American Postal Workers Union, Local 4469 (located in Johnstown, Pa), was charged with one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $2,015.78.  The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Pittsburgh District Office.

On March 16, 2010, in Hamilton County (Ohio) Court of Common Pleas, Lavinia Smith was sentenced to 180 days incarceration, suspended, and placed on probation for one year for attempted forgery of checks belonging to Musicians Local 1 (located in Cincinnati, Ohio).  Additionally, Smith was ordered to make restitution in the amount of $2500, pay court costs, and cooperate in a related case.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Cincinnati District Office.

On March 11, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, David Come, former Vice President and Assistant Business Manager of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1919 (located in Pittsburgh, Pa), pled guilty to submitting false expense vouchers to the union from January 2006 to January 2007.  Come was then sentenced to nine months probation and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $2,850.83.  The plea and sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Pittsburgh District Office.

On March 11, 2010, in the United States District Court for the District of Montana, Laura A. Brown, former President and Treasurer of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Local 5095 (located in Butte, Mont.), was sentenced to five years probation on one count of embezzling union funds.  Brown was ordered to make restitution, pay a special assessment of $100 and repay the cost of mental health and substance abuse treatment directed by the probation office.  On November 12, 2009, Brown pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds totaling $7,731.54.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Denver District Office.

On March 11, 2010, in the Hamilton County (Ohio) Court of Common Pleas, Cassandra Brown, former Secretary-Treasurer of Boilermakers Lodge 68-M (located in Cincinnati, Ohio), was indicted on one count of theft of union funds in the amount of $500 or more.  The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS Cincinnati District Office.

On March 11, 2010, in the Hamilton County (Ohio) Court of Common Pleas, Donald Woods, President of AFSCME Local 217 (located in Cincinnati, Ohio), was indicted on one count of theft of union funds in the amount of $500.00 or more.  The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS Cincinnati District Office. 

On March 8, 2010, in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, Christina Geathers, former Financial Secretary/Treasurer of Steelworkers Local 357 (located in Georgetown, S.C.), was sentenced to three years of supervised release, sixteen months of home confinement with electronic monitoring, ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $25,444.68 to the union and $10,000 to Zurich Insurance Company, and ordered to pay a special assessment of $100.  On August 11, 2009, Geathers pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $36,865.18.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Atlanta District Office.

On March 8, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, David Miller, former Treasurer of Litchfield Independent Workers Union Local 373 (located in Litchfield, Mich.), pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $50,501.99.  On January 6, 2010, Miller was indicted on one count of embezzling union funds in the same amount.  The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Detroit District Office.

On March 5, 2010 in the United States District Court, District of Minnesota, an information was filed charging Steven J McDeid, former President of National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 388 (located in St. Cloud, Minn.), with one count of embezzling $51,639.61.  The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Milwaukee District Office and Minneapolis Resident Office.

On March 4, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, an information was filed charging Jerrold King, former President of Steelworkers Local 842 (located in Detroit, Mich.), with one count of concealing union records.  The information follows an investigation by the OLMS Detroit District Office.

On March 2, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Brenda Bywater, former Treasurer of American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 100 (located in Pontiac, Mich.), pled guilty to one count of making false entries in union records.  On December 16, 2009, an information was filed charging Bywater with the same offense.  The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Detroit District Office.

On February 25, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, Richard Schwab, former Financial Secretary-Treasurer of United Transportation Union Local 298 (located in Fort Wayne, Ind.), pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $46,472.  The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Chicago District Office.

On February 25, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Timmy R. Peltier, former Secretary Treasurer of Independent Loomis Security Employees Union (located in Cudahy, Wis.), pled guilty to making a false statement or representation of a material fact on the union's 2006 and 2007 annual financial reports.  Peltier was then sentenced to three years probation and ordered to pay $6,237 in restitution and a $50 special assessment.  The plea and sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Milwaukee District Office.

On February  24, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Warren Joseph Annunziata, Executive Director of United Craft and Industrial Workers  Local 91 (located in New York, N.Y.), was charged with extortion and receiving unlawful labor payments.  The charge follows a joint investigation by the OLMS New York District Office and the Department of Labor’s Office of Inspector General.

On February 18, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, Herman Peoples, former Financial Secretary of Security Police, Fire Professionals, Ind., Local 598 (located in Roseville, Miss.), pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $10,690 and was sentenced to 24 months probation and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Nashville District Office.

On February 19, 2010, in Goodhue County (Minnesota) District Court, Michelle Lyn Adler, former treasurer of Government Security Officers Local 24 (located in Redwing, Minn.), pled guilty to theft of more than $1,000, but not more than $5,000.  Adler was then sentenced to two years probation and ordered to pay $1,700 in restitution, a $200 fine, and an $83 surcharge. The plea and sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Minneapolis Resident Office.

On February 17, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, an information was filed charging Pamela Williams, former travel/procurement coordinator of Service Employees Union Local 880 (located in Chicago, Ill.), with one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $6,080.  The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Chicago District Office. 

On February 17, 2010, in Olmsted County (Minnesota) District Court, a felony complaint was filed charging Jeffrey Ver Meer, former Treasurer of AFGE Local 169 (located in Rochester, Minn.), with one count of theft-value over $5,000.  The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Minneapolis Resident Office. 

On February 16, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Western District of New York, Thomas Pokrywczynski, former Treasurer of the Transit Union’s New York State Legislative Conference Board and former Financial Secretary-Treasurer of Transit Union Local 1342 (located in Buffalo, N.Y.), pled guilty to embezzling approximately $71,000 from Transit Union, Local 1342 and approximately $183,000 from the Transit Union’s New York State Legislative Conference Board  between January 2002 and March 2008 while serving as treasurer of both labor organizations.  On August 21, 2009, Pokrywczynski was charged with embezzling $277,548.72 from the two labor organizations.  The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Buffalo District Office.

On February 16, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Angela Jones, the former President of Laborers’ Local 509 (located in St. Louis, Mo.), was charged with one count of making false entries in union records related to her misuse of $5,000 in union funds. The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS St. Louis District Office.

On February 12, 2010, in the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, Lisa Wright, former Secretary-Treasurer for the Transit Employees Union (located in Bedford, Ohio), plead guilty to one count of embezzling $71,470.50.  The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Cleveland District Office.

On February 11, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Anthony Rumore, former President of Teamsters Local 812 and Teamsters Joint Council 16 (located in Scarsdale, N.Y.), was sentenced to two years of supervised probation including three months of home confinement and a fine in the amount of $10,000. On February 11, 2010, Runmore pled guilty to making a false statement when he failed to disclose income he received in the form of personal services by multiple employees of Local 812. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS New York District Office.)

On February 11, 2010 in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Anthony Rumore, former President of Teamsters Local 812 and Teamsters Joint Council 16 (located in Scarsdale, N.Y.), plead guilty to making a false statement when he failed to disclose income he received in the form of personal services by multiple employees of Local 812.

On February 11, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Warren Demmin, former President of Boilermakers Local Lodge 449 (located in Sturgeon Bay, Wis.), plead guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $169.12.  On November 17, 2009, Demmin had been indicted on four counts of embezzling union funds in the amount of $681.44.  The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Milwaukee District Office.

On February 11, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Milton Smith, a former New York City Department of Education School Bus Inspector, was sentenced to fifteen months incarceration, three years supervised release and order to pay $21,000 in restitution.  On February 6, 2009, Smith was found guilty of extorting and accepting bribes in a program receiving federal funds. The sentencing follows a joint investigation of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181 (the primary union that represents drivers for school bus companies in New York City), as well as the New York City school bus industry, by the OLMS New York District Office, the Department of Labor's Office of the Inspector General, and the FBI.

On February 11, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, Dale Holifield, former Financial Secretary-Treasurer of United Food and Commercial Workers(UFCW) Workers Local 982C (located in Pearl, Miss.) was sentenced to two years supervised probation and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment fee.  Prior to sentencing, Holifield paid restitution to Local 982C.  On December 2, 2009, Holifield pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $7,468.19.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS New Orleans District Office

On February 8, 2010 in United States District Court for the District of Colorado, Peter Maisel, Jr., former Secretary-Treasurer of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees (BMWED) Local Lodge 1517 (located in Pueblo, Colo.) was indicted for embezzling union funds in the amount of $10,124.  The charges follow an investigation by the Denver District Office.

On February 8, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, Carolyn Williams, former Secretary-Treasurer of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 352 (located in Lansing, Mich.), was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and a special assessment of $100.  Williams had previously made full restitution to the local in the amount of $9,554.14.  On October 28, 2009, Williams pled guilty to embezzling union funds in the same amount.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Detroit District Office.

On February 2, 2010, in the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, Jeff Kenney, former Secretary-Treasurer for the Graphic Communications Local 205-C (located in Youngstown, Ohio) was indicted on one count of embezzling $14,388 in union funds and one count of filing a false form LM-3.  The charges follow an investigation by the OLMS Cleveland District Office

On February 2, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Donald Spell, former employee of UNITE-HERE Local 12 (located in Cincinnati, Ohio) was sentenced to two years probation and ordered to pay $16,422.83 in restitution and a special assessment of $100.  On October 29, 2009, Spell pled guilty to embezzling funds totaling $16,422.83.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Cincinnati District Office.

On February 1, 2010, in the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, Jacqueline Kiedrowicz, former President of United Steelworkers Local 1200 (located in Canton, Ohio) pled guilty to one count of falsification of union records.  The guilty plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Cleveland District Office.

On February 1, 2010, in the United States District Court for the District of Nevada, Hugo Vargas, former secretary treasurer of International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (Machinists) Lodge 845 (located in Las Vegas, Nev.) was charged Vargas with embezzling union funds in the amount of $106,293.59.  The charge follows an investigation by OLMS San Francisco District Office.

On January 28, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Danny Tilley, former Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Texas State Building & Construction Trades Council (located in Austin, Texas), was sentenced to 36 months probation and ordered to pay $9,719.11 in restitution and a $100 assessment.  On April 2, 2009, Tilley pled guilty to embezzling union funds in the amount of $9,719.11.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS New Orleans District Office. 

On January 28, 2010, in the Superior Court of Cobb County, Georgia, Johnny L. Banes, former-Financial-Secretary of the United Steelworkers of America, Local 2401 (located in Mableton, Ga.), was indicted on one count theft of union funds in the amount of $38,329.00.  The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS Atlanta District Office. 

On January 25, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, Sid Mannetti, former President of the American Federation of Government Employees Local 1170 (located in Seattle, Wash.), was charged with embezzlement of labor union assets in the amount of $50,463.  The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Seattle District Office.

On January 22, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Gary Day, former Field Representative of Local 1180 (located in Harrisburg, Pa.), was charged in a one count information with embezzling union funds in the amount of $10,827.50.  The charges follow an investigation by the OLMS Philadelphia District Office.

On January 21, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Sonia McGuire, former Treasurer of American Postal Workers Union Local 3434 (located in Decatur, Ga.), was sentenced to five years probation, the first 6 months on home confinement with electronic monitoring, and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $16,023.12 within 120 days and a special assessment of $100.  On November 18, 2009, McGuire, pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in the same amount.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Atlanta District Office and the U.S. Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General.

On January 21, 2010, in the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, an information was filed charging Lisa Wright, former Treasurer of the Transit Employees Union (located in Bedford, Ohio), with one count of embezzling $71,470.50.  The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Cleveland District Office.

On January 21, 2010, in the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, an information was filed charging Jacqueline T. Kiedrowicz, former President of Steelworkers Local 1200 (located in Canton, Ohio), with one count of making false entries in union records.  The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Cleveland District Office.

On January 15, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, Ray Horton, former employee of United Steelworkers Local 9443 (located in Robards, Ky.), was sentenced to three years probation including four months of community confinement.  He was ordered to pay restitution of $43,816.29 and court costs of $200.  On October 2, 2009, Horton pled guilty to embezzlement and mail fraud.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Cincinnati District Office.

On January 14, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Gary Barner, former Treasurer of Steelworkers Local Union 518 (located in Rome, Ga.), was sentenced to 16 months incarceration to be followed by 36 months of supervised release and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $28,158.63.  On October 6, 2009, Barner pled guilty to embezzling union funds, in the amount of $28,158.63, by writing checks to himself and misusing the union’s debit card.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Atlanta District Office. 

On January 13, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, James L. Miles, former Financial Secretary-Treasurer of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1023 (located in Barstow, Calif.), was charged in a 12-count indictment with one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $93,273, nine counts of mail fraud, and two counts of making false statements on the union’s annual financial reports.  The indictments follow an investigation by the OLMS Los Angeles District Office. 

On January 12, 2010, in the Southern District of Mississippi, Ron D. Quinn, former President, and Rebecca A. James, former Financial Secretary Treasurer, of International Guards Union of America Local 123 (located in Port Gibson, Miss.), pled guilty to embezzling union funds in the amount of $11,147.30.  On July 8, 2009, Quinn and James were charged in an information with conspiracy and embezzlement of union funds during a period between January 2008 and August 2008.  The pleas follow an investigation by the OLMS New Orleans District Office.

On January 8, 2010, in the United States District Court for the District of Nevada, Monica Peaslee, former office manager of Teamsters Local 533 (located in Reno, Nev.), was sentenced to 48 months probation and ordered to pay $12,479.99 in restitution and a $100 assessment.  On October 2, 2009, Peaslee pled guilty to embezzling union funds in the amount of $13,156 and falsifying union records.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS San Francisco District Office.

On January 6, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, David Miller, former Treasurer of Litchfield Independent Workers Union Local 373 (located in Litchfield, Mich.), was indicted on one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $50,501.99.  The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS Detroit District Office.

On January 5, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Sherrell Mitchell, former Secretary-Treasurer of Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 86823 (located in St. Louis Mo.), was charged with one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $110,000.  Mitchell then pled guilty to the charge.  This charge and plea follows an investigation by the OLMS St. Louis District Office.

 

Last Updated: 9-16-11