Two Ex-Bosses Sentenced in Penn. Fed. Court

On March 29, 2005, in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Terry Aldrich, former president of the Westfield Tanning Employees Association, was sentenced to two months in prison followed by three years probation for embezzlement. In addition, Aldrich will be subject to four months of electronic monitoring and he must pay restitution in the amount of $54,770 (payable in the minimum of $50.00 monthly installments). On September 15, 2004, Aldrich pled guilty to embezzling union funds in excess of $39,000.

 

Also on March 29, 2005, in the United Stated District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Robert Moon, former secretary-treasurer of the Westfield Tanning Employees Association, was sentenced to two months in prison followed by three years probation for embezzlement. Upon release, Moon will be subject to electronic monitoring for four months. Moon must pay restitution in the amount of $31,232 (payable in the minimum of $50.00 monthly installments).  On November 1, 2004, Moon pled guilty to embezzling union funds in excess of $15,000 following an investigation by the Philadelphia District Office of the U.S. Office of Labor-Mgmt. Standards. [OLMS, 4/14/05]

 

Former Secy.-Treasurer Charged in Indiana Fed. Court

On March 29, 2005, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, an information was filed charging Bernard Scheller, former secretary-treasurer of Local 14448, Communications Workers, with one count of embezzling $22,250 in union funds. The charges follow an investigation by the OLMS Cincinnati District Office of the U.S. Office of Labor-Mgmt. Standards. [OLMS, 4/14/05]

 


Ex-Secy.-Treasurer Sentenced in NC Fed. Court

On March 23, 2005, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Denita Cromartie, former secretary-treasurer of Local 2080-VA, American Federation of Government Employees, was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment and 12 months of supervised probation. In addition, she was ordered to make restitution in the amount of $40,277.90. Cromartie was found guilty on two counts of mail fraud and three counts of false statements during a jury trial on December 9, 2004, following an investigation by the OLMS Nashville District Office of the U.S. Office of Labor-Mgmt. Standards. [OLMS, 4/14/05]