West Virginia Local Financial Secretary Sentenced for Thefts

On February 3, Donna Roles, former financial secretary of United Steelworkers Local 14310 in Mt. Hope, West Virginia, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to one month in prison and three months of supervised release for embezzling funds in the amount of $76,420.  She also was ordered to make $70,000 in restitution (she already has paid $1,775), pay a $100 special assessment, and undergo drug and alcohol evaluation.  Roles, a resident of Beckley, W.V., pleaded guilty in October to having taken the money during January 2002-September 2005.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.  (Charleston Gazette, 2/4/09; OLMS, 2/12/09).      

 

Wisconsin Vice President Sentenced for Records Fraud

On January 30, Eugene Huss, former area vice president for Local 20 of the United Steelworkers of America, was ordered in U.S. District Court

North Carolina Local Office Manager Pleads Guilty to Theft

On October 24, Krista Yeatts, former office manager of International Association of Machinists Local 2444, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina to embezzling union funds in the amount of $47,746.01.  She was charged in July.  The union is based in Winston-Salem.  The plea follows an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.  (OLMS, 11/5/08).

 

Ex-Bookkeeper in Cincinnati Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

On October 22, Rebecca Montgomery, former bookkeeper/office secretary of the Machinists Eastern Regional Office in Cincinnati, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio to embezzling union funds in the amount of $509.  Montgomery, charged in August, previously had made full restitution in the amount of $14,340. (OLMS, 11/5/08).

 

Minnesota Financial Secretary Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

On October 22, Kathleen Kordish, former financial