Cleveland-Area Independent Transit Employees Ex-Local President Sentenced for Theft

On April 3, Fernando Acevedo, former president of the Transit Employees Independent Union, was sentenced in Cuyahoga County Court to two years probation, and ordered to perform 50 hours of community service and pay $7,300 in restitution for attempted theft from the Bedford Falls, Ohio union. He pleaded guilty in March. The sentencing follows a probe by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards. (OLMS, 4/21/09).