Former IBEW President in New York Sentenced for Thefts

On March 8, Brian Scott, former president and business manager of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 503, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to one year and a day in prison, to be followed by two years of supervised release, for acts of embezzlement and mail fraud against the Monroe (Orange County), N.Y.-based union totaling $66,954 during July 2008-February 2012.  He also was ordered to pay $68,771 in restitution.  Scott had pleaded guilty last November following a superseding indictment in August.  The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.…

Upstate New York Electrical Workers Boss Pleads Guilty to Fraud

ibewlogoOn November 17, Brian Scott, former president and business manager of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 503, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to one count of mail fraud against the Monroe (Orange County), N.Y.-based union.  He had been hit with a superseding indictment in August on one count each of embezzlement, mail fraud and false reporting following his arrest in February and an earlier indictment the previous October.  Scott, now a resident of Miami Beach, Fla., had been accused of making unauthorized charges from union accounts totaling $66,954 during the period July 2008-February 2012.  The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.…

IBEW President in Upstate New York Indicted Again for Theft

ibewlogoThe situation for Brian Scott keeps getting more troublesome.  On August 23, Scott, former president and business manager for International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 503, was hit with a superseding indictment in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on one count each of embezzlement, mail fraud and false reporting against the Monroe (Orange County), N.Y.-based union.  He had been arrested in February following an earlier indictment last October.  The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.

According to prosecutors, Scott, now 46 and a resident of Miami Beach, Fla., during July 2008-February 2012 allegedly made unauthorized charges with his two union credit cards totaling $48,534 and collected another $18,420 in unauthorized union checks he had written out to himself.  Grand total:   $66,954.  He used the stolen money mainly to purchase meals, travel and entertainment, and to cover bail bond …

Electrical Workers President in Upstate New York Indicted

IBEW logoOn October 19, Brian Scott, former president of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 503, was indicted in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on one count of embezzlement of an unspecified sum and one count of false reporting.  The union is based in Monroe (Orange County), N.Y.  The charges follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.…