On September 13, Libby Stegner, former administrative assistant for Local 1319 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania to two years of probation for embezzling $41,861 from the Wilkes-Barre union during 2005-10. She also was ordered to pay $41,321.25 in restitution and a $100 assessment. Stegner had been charged in May and pleaded guilty two weeks later that month. The actions follow a probe by the U.S. Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.
Libby Stegner helped herself at the expense of union members for a half-decade. Now she has the pay the tab. On May 16, Stegner, former office manager for International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1319, was charged in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania with one count of embezzling $41,861 in funds from the Wilkes-Barre union. Two weeks later, on May 30, she pleaded guilty.