U.S. Dist. Judge James Carr (U.S.D.C. N.D. OH, Clinton) sentenced Barbara Ryan to 15 mos. in prison on Dec. 2 for embezzling $117,734 from the union she served as secy./treasurer from 1992-2000. She was also sentenced for using her job in the payroll dept. of the BP Chemicals plant in Lima to steal $33,578. Ryan's attny. claimed that she has repaid all of the funds she embezzled from Local 626 of the Allied Industrial, Chem. & Energy Workers union (PACE), and BP Chemicals. [Lima News 12/3/02]
NYC Developer Sentenced for Obstruction in $10 Million Fraud Probe On Nov. 22, Edward Carroll, a prominent figure in construction development in New York City and the vice pres. of 2 BW Development, was sentenced in U.S. Dist. Ct. for the E. Dist. of NY for obstruction of justice. The charges were filed in connection with Carroll's appearance before a federal grand jury on Dec. 11, 2001 and Jan. 8, 2002, where he provided false information to the grand jury.