On July 8, in the U.S. Dist. Ct. for the West. Dist. of Wash., Linda Stewart, frmr. secy.-treasurer of Graphic Communications Local 182-C (now known as Local 767-M), was sentenced to 5 yrs. supervised probation with 6 mos. to be spent in home detention with electronic monitoring. Stewart was also ordered to pay $65,005 in restitution. Stewart pled guilty on Feb. 6, 2004, to a 1 count information charging her with embezzlement. The conviction follows an investigation by the Seattle Dist. Ofc. of the U.S. Ofc. of Labor Mgmt. Standards and the Dept. of Labor's Ofc.
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.