Former Communications Workers Secretary in Michigan Sentenced for Embezzlement

On May 18, Kevin Welch, former financial secretary for Communications Workers of America Local 84-415 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, was sentenced in the 61st District Court of Kent County, Michigan to one year in prison (suspended) and given a year of probation for embezzling union funds. He also will have to pay restitution in the amount of $2,759.55. He pleaded guilty in April. The sentencing follows an investigation by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards. (OLMS, 6/15/09).