Thomas Chavez

New Mexico Steelworkers Secretary-Treasurer Sentenced

Steelworkers logoOn May 8, Thomas Chavez, former secretary-treasurer of United Steelworkers Local 12-659, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico to three years of probation and 100 hours of community service for embezzling $16,965.54 in funds from the Questa, N.M.-based union. Chavez pleaded guilty last December after being indicted that April. The actions follow an investigation by the Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.

Steelworkers Secretary-Treasurer in New Mexico Pleads Guilty

Steelworkers logoOn December 2, Thomas Chavez, former secretary-treasurer of United Steelworkers Local 12-659, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico to one count of embezzlement in the amount of $16,965.54 from the Questa, N.M.-based union. He had been indicted last April. The indictment follows an investigation by the Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.

New Mexico Steelworkers Secretary-Treasurer Indicted for Embezzlement

Steelworkers logoOn April 13, Thomas Chavez, former secretary-treasurer for United Steelworkers Local 12-659, was indicted in U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico for embezzling $16,965.54 from the Questa-based union. The 13-count indictment follows an investigation by the Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.

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