Upstate New York Transport Workers President Sentenced

transport-workers-logo_0On December 12, David Kellner, former president of Transport Workers Union Local 2020, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York to six months of home detention with electronic monitoring and two years of probation for making a false statement to conceal his embezzlement from the Grand Island, N.Y. (near Niagara Falls) union. He also was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $12,226, a fine of $2,000 and a special assessment of $25. Kellner had pleaded guilty in September. The guilty plea and sentencing follow a probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.