Tony Mancel Davis pled guilty on March 18 to embezzling nearly $40,000 from a union apprentice training fund in an Atlanta federal court. The fund was administered by Local 48 of the Int'l Assn. of Heat & Frost Insulators & Asbestos Workers.
From June 1998 to October 2001, David used his position as coordinator of the fund to reimburse his food, clothing and travel expenses of $8,310, and stealing $31,647 in illegal salary advances, duplicated salary and fraudulent overtime. The fund has about 200 participants and $56,000 in assets.
David is scheduled to be sentenced in the U.S. District Court for Northern Ga. on June 2. He faces a maximum prison sentence of five years on each of the two embezzlement counts and $250,000 in fines. As part of his plea agreement, Davis agreed to repay the full amount he embezzled. David was charged on Feb. 24 after an investigation by the Atlanta branch of the U.S. Dept. of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration. [EBSA 3/26/03]
Granddaughter of SD Union Founder Sentenced for Embezzlement
Gregory Floto, ex-President of Natl. Treas. Employees Union (NTEU) Chap. 116, was sentenced on Sept. 10 for embezzlement and falsification in the U.S. Dist. Ct. for Ariz. He pled guilty on March 15 to filiing a false report with the Dept. of Labor to conceal the $15,714 he embezzled from the chapter from 1994-97. The ex-U.S. Customs inspector was sentenced to six months of home detention, three years probation, fined $2,000 and ordered to pay $7,714 in remaining restitution to the union. This case was prosecuted by the Public Integrity Sec. of the U.S. Dept. of Justice, following a joint investigation by the Los Angeles branch of the U.S. Ofc. of Labor-Mgmt. Standards and the Tucson Internal Affairs ofc. of the Customs Service. [DOL OLMS 9/10/02]
Two More Union Officials Swept up in Cap. Consultants Pension Scandal On Sept. 5, in the U.S. Dist. Ct. for the Dist. of Oregon, Robert Mayhew and John Lontine, ex- union pension fund trustees, pled guilty to charges that they knowingly and willfully caused false reports to be filed on behalf of their respective trust funds.