UAW Member in Louisiana Sentenced for Records Fraud

united-auto-workers-logoOn February 17, Danny Rawls, former member of United Auto Workers Local 2297, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana to one year of probation and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $3,208 for concealing acts of theft in financial records of the Shreveport union. He had pleaded guilty in September after being indicted in March 2015. Rawls and Local Vice President Gregory Hill had been charged with embezzlement and forgery totaling more than $12,000. The actions followed a probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.