Bay Area Cement Masons Bookkeeper Pleads Guilty; Sentenced

On September 30, Maria Del Cupolo, former bookkeeper for Operative Plasterers & Cement Masons International Association Local 300, pleaded guilty in the Superior Court of California, County of Alameda, to one count of theft from the Oakland union.  She then was sentenced to five years of probation and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $96,842.  Following this sentence, on December 2 she received an additional one-year sentence in the Alameda County jail.  Del Cupolo had been charged in January 2015 with five counts of grand theft in an amount exceeding $65,000, plus four counts of money-laundering.  The actions follow a probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.