Philadelphia Carpenters Local Business Agent Sentenced for Theft

carpenters-logoOn October 2, Victor Rovani III, former business representative for United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners Local 454, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to three years of probation, including one year of home confinement, for embezzling funds from the Philadelphia union in the amount of $8,322. He also was ordered to pay a $3,000 fine to be paid in $100 monthly installments and a special assessment of $300. Rovani previously had paid restitution. He pled guilty in April. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.