Boston-Area Painters Council Bookkeeper Charged with Embezzlement

painters-union-logoOn June 24, Jacqueline Askew, former bookkeeper for International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Council 35, was charged in an information count in U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts with embezzling $40,930 in funds from the Boston union. The charge follows an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.