Southwest Virginia Local President Sentenced for Thefts

iatse-logo_0On July 28, Darrell Pendergrass, former president of International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 699, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia to one year in prison and three years probation for embezzling union funds.  He also will have to pay $70,336 in restitution plus any back taxes.  Pendergrass previously made restitution in the amount of $53,000.  He pleaded guilty in April to embezzlement and tax evasion.  The sentencing follows a joint investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards and the IRS.  (OLMS, 8/18/08).    


North Carolina Office Manager Indicted for Embezzlement

machinists-logo_0On July 28, Krista Yeatts, former office manager for International Association of Machinists Lodge 2444, was indicted in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina on one count of embezzling funds from the Winston-Salem union in the amount of $47,746.01.  The indictment follows a probe by