On June 18, 2004, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, Lynn Dianne Kittelson, former secretary for Teamsters Local 142, pled guilty to one count of making false entries in union records. She was subsequently sentenced to one year of probation and ordered to undergo monthly drug testing. On January 30, 2004, an information was filed against Kittelson following an investigation by the OLMS Chicago District Office. [Ofc. of Labor Mgmt. Standards, 6/28/04]
The U.S. Dept. of Labor has received evidence that a union member embezzled tens of thousands of dollars from a Corvallis union, possibly with the knowledge of local officials.Officials with the United Bhd. of Carpenters suspended the hierarchy of Local 1094 in Feb. of this yr., after a local officer contacted the Intl., and began an investigation.Once their audit was completed, UBC officials turned over their findings to the DOL, which is now conducting its own investigation.According to the UBC auditors, tens of thousands of dollars in membership dues are missing.Michael V. Draper, Vice-Pres.