Michigan Division Secretary-Treasurer Charged with Theft

On September 16, Charles Bohanon, former secretary-treasurer of Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen Division 1, was charged in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan with embezzling funds from the Petersburg, Mich. union in the amount of $18,074.23.  The charge follows an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.  (OLMS, 10/12/08).  

West Virginia Ex-Secretary Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

On October 6, Donna Roles, former secretary for United Steelworkers of America Local 14310, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for stealing at least $60,000 from her union.  Roles, 50, had been indicted this past May on charges of embezzlement and falsifying union records during January 2002-September 2005.  She faces up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine at her sentencing in February.  (Associated Press, 10/6/08).


Former Ohio Local President Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement