Stennett Bernard

Massachusetts Steelworkers Local President Sentenced for Theft

Steelworkers logoOn August 14, Stennett Bernard, former president of United Steelworkers of America Local 4-421, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts to six months of home confinement and five years of probation for theft from the union, now based in Auburn, Mass. (Worcester County). He also was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $175,312 and a special assessment of $200. Bernard and three other persons had been indicted in October 2010 for embezzling a combined roughly $7,000 from the union, at the time reportedly based in Brockton, Mass. The unusually high level of restitution reflects the amount of money Bernard conspired to pay his co-conspirators. He pleaded guilty to one count each of embezzlement and conspiracy this past May. The sentencing follows a probe by the U.S. Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.

Massachusetts Steelworkers Ex-President Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

Steelworkers logoOn May 31, Stennett Bernard, former president of United Steelworkers Local 421-04, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts to one count each of conspiracy and embezzlement. Bernard had been one of four persons indicted in October 2010 for embezzling a combined roughly $7,000 from the Brockton union; his share of the alleged take was $4,320.94. The indictment and guilty plea in this case follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.

Four Officials of Steelworkers Local in Massachusetts Indicted

Steelworkers logoOn October 22, Stennett Bernard, Roody Lespinasse, Andy Alerte and Manuel Nogueira, respectively, the former president, treasurer, financial secretary and recording secretary of United Steelworkers Local 04-421, were indicted in U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts for embezzling a combined roughly $7,000 from the Brockton-based union. They were charged with writing unauthorized union checks. The amounts stolen were: Bernard ($4,320.94); Lespinasse ($712.30); Alerte ($551.72); and Nogueira ($1,384.34). The indictments follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.

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