On October 21, William Good Jr., ex-financial secretary-treasurer of Local Lodge 821 of the International Association of Machinists, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California to two counts of embezzling union funds totaling $192,469. The guilty plea follows an investigation by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards and Office of Inspector General. (OLMS, 11/10).
Ex-Treasurer in Maryland Sentenced, Ordered to Pay Restitution
On October 18, Steven R. Fairfax, formerly secretary-treasurer of Branch 3939 of the National Association of Letter Carriers, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland to five years of probation and 10 months of home confinement for embezzlement of union funds. He also will have to make restitution to the union in the amount of $53,990.04. He had been indicted this March. The sentencing follows an investigation by the Department of Labor (OLMS, 11/10).
Oklahoma Man Indicted for Embezzlement and Check Fraud
On November 7, Jerry T. LeBlanc, a Tulsa resident and former president of Local 2250 of the American Federation of Government Employees, was indicted in federal court in Muskogee for union fund embezzlement and check fraud totaling about $46,000. (Muskogee Phoenix, 11/9; other sources).
Ex-Local Boss in Tennessee Indicted for False Record-Keeping
On October 19, Edward Dupree, formerly president of Local 138 of the Independent Guards Union of North America, was indicted on one count of making false entries in union records. The indictment follows an investigation by the Labor Department’s OLMS Nashville District Office. (OLMS, 11/10).