United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners (UBC)

Alaska Carpenters Secretary Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

Carpenters logoOn August 8, Jonathan Smith, former financial secretary of United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners Local 2247, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska to embezzling $41,770 from the Juneau union over a five-year period. He had been indicted in April following an investigation by the Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.

Financial Secretary of Alaska Carpenters Local Indicted for Embezzlement

Carpenters logoOn April 16, Jonathan Smith, former financial secretary of United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners Local 2247, was indicted in U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska on one count of embezzling about $40,000 in funds from the Juneau-based union. Prosecutors say that during April 16, 2007-May 8, 2012, Smith stole from membership dues. Eventually, other union officials, having grown suspicious,  conducted an internal audit. Their fears confirmed, they requested an investigation by the Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.

Former Carpenters Local Secretary in Louisiana Pleads Guilty

Carpenters logoOn March 12, Jeanine Breaux, former office secretary for United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners Local 1846, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana to embezzling funds in an unspecified sum from the Metairie, La. union. She had been charged in February. The charge and guilty plea follow an investigation by the Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.

Oklahoma Carpenters Secretary Sentenced for Embezzlement

Carpenters logoOn February 5, Angela Webster, former office secretary for United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local 943, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma to six years of probation and ordered to pay $23,015 in restitution for embezzling funds from the Tulsa union. She had been indicted last September and pleaded guilty in November to stealing a reported $13,015. The actions follow a probe by the U.S. Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.

New Orleans-Area Carpenters Secretary Charged with Embezzlement

Carpenters logoOn February 3, Jeanine Breaux, former secretary-bookkeeper for United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local 1846, was charged in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana with one count of embezzlement of funds in an unspecified amount from the Metairie-based union. The charge follows a probe by the U.S. Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.

Office Secretary for Oklahoma Carpenters Local Pleads Guilty

Carpenters logoOn November 5, Angela Webster, former office secretary for United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners Local 943, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma to embezzlement of $13,015 in funds from the Tulsa-based union. She had been indicted in September. The actions follow a probe by the Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.

Oklahoma Carpenters Secretary Indicted for Embezzlement

Carpenters logoOn September 3, Angela Webster, former office secretary for United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners Local 943, was indicted U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma for embezzling $13,015 in funds from the Tulsa-based union. The indictment follows a probe by the Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.

Office Manager of Carpenters Local in Oregon Sentenced

Carpenters logoOn August 21, Dawn Carson, former office manager for United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners Local 247, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon to five years of probation and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $5,509 for embezzling funds from the Portland union. She had been charged with stealing $6,900 in early March, and pleaded guilty later that month. The actions follow a probe by the U.S. Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.

Carpenters Local Secretary-Treasurer in Massachusetts Indicted

Carpenters logoOn March 15, James Dalton, former executive secretary-treasurer of United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, Northeast Regional Council of Millrights, was indicted in the Trial Court of Massachusetts, BMC Department, on one count of larceny totaling $15,297 from the union, which is based in the Allston neighborhood of Boston. The indictment follows an investigation by the Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.

Carpenters Office Manager in Oregon Charged with Embezzlement

Carpenters logoOn March 1, Dawn Carson, former office manager for United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners Local 247, was charged in U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon with one count of embezzling $6,900 in funds from the Portland union. The charge follows an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.

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