On Sept. 25, 2002, in the U.S. Dist. Ct. for the Eastern Dist. of Calif., Jeremias Lopez, former business manager of Laborers Local 220, was sentenced to ten months confinement followed by twelve months of supervised release, ordered to pay $10,814 in restitution to the union's bonding company, ordered to pay a special assessment of $25, and ordered to be subject to regular drug testing. The court recommended that the sentence be served at the Turning Point drug/alcohol rehabilitation center in Bakersfield.
On July 10, 2002, Lopez pled guilty to falsifying union records and admitted embezzling receipts from the Laborers Intl. Union of N. Amer. of between $10,000 and $30,000 following an investigation by the Los Angeles branch of the U.S. Ofc. of Labor-Mgmt. Standards. [DOL OLMS 10/3/02]
Ex-MI Pres. Admits Theft from Defunct Union Isador Hampton, frmr. president of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 835, pled guilty on Oct. 3 to embezzling $10,389 from the union, even after it was merged into another Local. Hampton entered his plea in the U.S. Dist. Ct. for the East. Dist. of Mich.