On March 14, Timothy Casperson, former treasurer of National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 249, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan to one year of probation for embezzling $9,650 in funds from the Menominee (Upper Peninsula) union. He also was ordered to complete 200 hours of community service, and to pay a $500 fine and a $100 special assessment. Casperson already has paid restitution in the amount of $10,062. Casperson pleaded guilty last December following his indictment last June. The actions follow a probe by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.