On December 14, Gloria Dickinson, former secretary-treasurer of American Federation of Government Employees Local 421, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to 30 days of home confinement, five years of probation and 40 hours of community service for making false financial statements. She also was ordered to make restitution in the amount of $21,713.32. Dickinson had been charged early last September and pleaded guilty about a week later. The local is based in Washington, D.C. The actions follow a probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.