Civilian Technicians President in Washington State Indicted for Theft

On March 27, Casey Cortese, former president of Association of Civilian Technicians Chapter 108, was indicted in the Superior Court of Pierce County, Wash., on one count of theft of funds from the Lakewood (Tacoma area) union in an amount of more than $27,000. The charge follows an investigation by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.…

Civilian Technicians Secretary at Fort Knox Sentenced

fort-knoxOn October 11, Steve Hartman, former secretary-treasurer of Association of Civilian Technicians Chapter 83, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky to two years of probation and 50 hours of community service for forging a security in the amount of $2,173 from the Fort Knox union.  He also was ordered to perform 50 hours of community service and pay a $100 special assessment.  Hartman had been charged in June, at which time he pleaded guilty.  He previously had paid restitution in the amount of $13,208.  The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.…

Fort Knox Civilian Technicians Secretary Charged; Pleads Guilty

Fort KnoxOn June 22, Steve Hartman, former secretary-treasurer of Association of Civilian Technicians Chapter 83, was charged in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky in an information count with forgery totaling $2,173 against the Fort Knox, Ky.-based union.  He then pleaded guilty.  Hartman is the second person in his position accused of stealing.  In February 2015, Thomas Wilson, a former Chapter 83 secretary-treasurer, was charged in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Hardin County Circuit Court, with one count of felony theft from the union in an amount of more than $10,000.  In each case the charge followed a probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards and the Defense Department’s Criminal Investigative Service.…

Fort Knox Civilian Technicians Secretary-Treasurer Indicted

Fort Knox, KentuckyOn February 26, Thomas Wilson, former secretary-treasurer of Association of Civilian Technicians Chapter 83, was charged in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Hardin County Circuit Court, with one count of felony theft from the Fort Knox-based union in an amount of over $10,000.  The charge follows a joint investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards and the Defense Department’s Criminal Investigative Service.…

Treasurer of Civilian Technicians Affiliate in Tennessee Indicted

On January 9, Don McMahon, former treasurer of Civilian Technicians Association Independent, Tennessee State Council for Air, was indicted in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee on eight counts of wire fraud against the Memphis-based union totaling $3,543. The indictment follows an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.…

Arkansas Air National Guard Employees Secretary Sentenced for Theft

air-national-guard-logoOn May 16, Owen Smith, former secretary-treasurer for Association of Civilian Technicians Chapter 117, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas to three years probation, assessed a $100 fine, and ordered to pay $18,023 in restitution for embezzling funds from the Jacksonville, Ark. union. ACT Chapter 117 represents Arkansas Air National Guard employees at Little Rock Air Force Base. Smith pled guilty last October. The sentencing follows an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.…