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Glass Workers President in Texas Sentenced for Embezzlement

GMP logoOn October 1, Oscar Berry, former president of Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics and Allied Workers International Union Local 284, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas to a year and a day of incarceration and three years of supervised release for embezzling funds from the Longview, Tex. union in the amount of $124,181.77. He also was ordered to pay full restitution and a $100 special assessment. Berry had pleaded guilty in April. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.

Texas Glass Workers Local Secretary-Treasurer Sentenced for Theft

GMP logoOn September 18, Johnny Torres Jr., former secretary-treasurer of Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics & Allied Workers International Union Local 259, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas to three years of probation for embezzling funds from the Waco union. He also was ordered to pay $9,947 in restitution, plus a $1,000 fine and a $100 special assessment. Torres had pleaded guilty in July after being indicted in May. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.

Pennsylvania Glass Workers Local Secretary Charged with Embezzlement

GMP logoOn August 29, David Barr, former secretary-treasurer for Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics and Allied Workers International Union Local 99, was charged in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania with embezzling funds in the amount of $5,688 from the New Brighton (northwest of Pittsburgh) union. The charge follows an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.

Texas Local Glass Workers Secretary-Treasurer Pleads Guilty

GMP logoOn July 18, Johnny Torres Jr., former secretary-treasurer of Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics & Allied Workers International Union Local 259, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas to one count of embezzling funds from the Waco-based union in the amount of $9,947. He had been indicted in May. The indictment and guilty plea follow a probe by the Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.

Glass Workers Treasurer in Ohio Pleads Guilty; Sentenced

Glass workerOn July 10, William Geisler, former treasurer of Glass, Molders, Pottery and Plastics & Allied Workers International Union Local 45, pleaded guilty in the Franklin County (Ohio) Court of Common Pleas to one count of theft in the amount of $4,295 from the Columbus-based union. He then was given a suspended 10-day prison sentence and ordered to pay about $895 in restitution, having previously paid $3,400. Geisler was indicted in November 2011. The actions follow an investigation by the Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.

Glass Workers Financial Secretary in Texas Indicted for Embezzlement

Glass workerOn May 14, Johnny Torres Jr., former financial secretary for Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics and Allied Workers Local 259, was indicted in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas for embezzling $9,947 in funds from the Waco-based union. The indictment follows a probe by the Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.

Glass Workers Secretary-Treasurer in Southern New Jersey Indicted

Glass workerOn May 1, Maria Navarro, former secretary-treasurer of Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics and Allied Workers Local 219, was indicted in New Jersey Superior Court, Cumberland County, on one count of forgery, one count of theft in the amount of $13,729, and one count of uttering. The union is based in Millville, N.J. in the southern part of the state. The indictment follows an investigation by the Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.

Texas Glass Workers President Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

Glass workerOn April 24, Oscar Berry, former president of Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics and Allied Workers International Union Local 284, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas to embezzling $124,181.77 in funds from the Longview-based union. The plea follows a probe by the Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.

Seattle Glass Workers Financial Secretary Sentenced for Theft

GMP logoOn February 24, Poutoa Tuiolemotu, former financial secretary of Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics and Allied Workers International Union Local 50, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington to one year of probation and 90 days of home confinement for embezzling funds from the Seattle union. He also was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $17,250. Tuiolemotu had pleaded guilty in December 2010. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.

Glass Workers Financial Secretary in Indiana Pleads Guilty; Sentenced

Glass workerOn December 14, Rodney Richerson, former financial secretary of Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics and Allied Workers International Workers Local 238, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana to embezzling $100,195 from the Kokomo union. He then was sentenced to four months incarceration, eight months home detention and two years supervised release. He also will have to pay full restitution plus a $100 special assessment. Richerson had been charged last April. The actions follow an investigation by the Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.

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