Metal Employees Secretary in Western Pennsylvania Sentenced

On March 27, Duane Rill, former secretary-treasurer of the Berry Metal Employees Association, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania to six months of home detention and three years of probation for embezzling funds from the Cranberry Township, Pa.-based union in the amount of $13,496. He also was ordered to pay $896 in remaining restitution and a $100 special assessment, following his previous restitution payment of $12,600. Rill pleaded guilty last November and was indicted last May following an investigation by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.