On December 20, Debra Herrig, formerly secretary-treasurer for American Postal Workers Local 2339, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa to three months imprisonment and two years of supervised release.She also will have to serve three months of home detention.Herrig pleaded guilty last March to one count of embezzling funds from the Dubuque local; she since has made restitution in the amount of $13,265.26.The sentencing follows an investigation by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.(OLMS, 1/25).
On October 5, Tina Buracker, formerly president of Local 82174 of the Communications Workers of America, was indicted in U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia, on one count of embezzlement of union funds totaling $54,679.The indictment follows an investigation by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.(OLMS, 10/28).
Massachusetts Local Treasurer Sentenced for Embezzlement
On May 12, Amanda Kemmer, ex-secretary for Bricklayers Local 3 in the Des Moines area, was given a 24-month prison sentence plus three years probation, and was ordered to pay full restitution for embezzling union funds.Kemmer pleaded guilty last December in federal court to stealing more than $209,000 over the period January 1997-April 2004.She’d pocketed about $175,000 of that by using a rubber stamp to write herself checks, and raked in the rest by altering pay stubs and pilfering cash.(OLMS, 5/27).