Ohio Boss Charged with Embezzling $316,000

William S. Demboski Jr., an ex-secretary-treasurer of United Steelworkers of Am. Local 01-2-L in Akron, was charged Jan. 22 with embezzling $316,000 in union funds. The U.S. Atty.’s office accused Demboski — from Uniontown, Ohio — with writing 302 unauthorized union checks from 1993-97, including 231 totaling $195,000 directly to himself. The remaining checks were to a bank, a country club and credit card companies to allegedly pay for his personal expenses. Demboski was charged in U.S. Dist. Court with one count of embezzlement and one count of making false entries in union records. He faces 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The charges resulted from a U.S. Dep’t of Labor investigation. [Plain Dealer 1/23/99]