The redemption of Martin Ludlow continues.On June 5, the former member of the Los Angeles City Council and secretary-treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor was sentenced in U.S. District Court to five years probation and 2,000 hours of community service for diverting Service Employee International Union Local 99 funds to pay for his 2003 City Council run.He also will have to make $36,400 in restitution to the union.Former Local 99 President Janett Humphries still faces various charges.(OLMS, 6/13/06).
Former Bookkeeper in Philadelphia Sentenced for Theft
On January 13, Rebecca Bandt, ex-president of Local 717 of the United Food & Commercial Workers, pled guilty in U.S. District Court to one count of embezzling union funds totaling more than $14,000.She had been indicted on a variety of charges in September.The guilty plea follows an investigation by the Labor Department.(OLMS, 2/3).