California Electrical Workers Local Secretary-Treasurer Sentenced

ibewlogoOn August 30, Jimmie Leo Miles, former secretary-treasurer for International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1023, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California to one year in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release for embezzlement of union funds and filing a false tax return. He pled guilty in June. At that plea hearing he had been ordered to pay restitution in the amounts of $93,284 to the Barstow-based union and $14,466 to the IRS. The guilty plea and sentencing follow a probe by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.