On February 17, Robert Carr, former financial secretary-treasurer-business manager of United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 228, along with his wife, Theresa Ann Carr, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California to embezzling funds from the Yuba City, Calif. union. They agreed to pay a combined $120,000 and asked the court for respective sentences of 30 months and three months. The couple initially had been charged in April 2009 with embezzling more than $45,000 during January 2000-March 2007. Last August they were charged in a superseding indictment with stealing nearly $13,500. The pleas follow a joint probe by the Labor Department's Office of Inspector General and Office of Labor-Management Standards, plus the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.
On August 18, Robert Carr, former financial secretary-treasurer of United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 228, and his wife, Theresa Ann Carr, were charged in Sacramento federal court in a superseding indictment with three additional counts related to embezzlement of union funds in the amount of $13,497. The pair previously had been charged in April 2009 with embezzling more than $45,000 from the Yuba City, Calif.-based union over more than seven years. Mr. Carr at the time denied all charges. The latest indictment follows a probe by the Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards and Office of Inspector General.
Robert and Theresa Ann Carr seemed like a normal married couple, not the sort who would steal from their union. But a federal grand jury has indicted them for doing just that for more than seven years. On April 9, the Carrs were charged in Sacramento federal court with embezzling more than $45,000 from United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 228. Robert Carr, secretary-treasurer and business manager of the Yuba City, California union, and his wife, who may have been a temporary union employee, allegedly lined their pockets to pay for a wide range of personal expenditures. Mr. Carr denied all charges, saying: "We've been working on (this case) for a long time and we're denying everything. It'll all come out in court."