On 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
On March 14, Deborah Anthony, former financial secretary of United Steelworkers of America Local 1196, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania to one count of embezzling $1,245.45 in union funds.The actual amount taken was far greater.The plea agreement requires Anthony to make $34,134.47 in restitution.She had been charged in November with eight counts of embezzlement totaling nearly $7,000 and one count of falsifying union records.The guilty plea follows an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.(OLMS, 4/4/08).
Former Treasurer in Ohio Charged with Embezzlement
On May 25, David Taylor, formerly financial secretary for Carpenters and Millwrights Local 1402, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia to 12 months and one day in prison and fined $35,074.18.Last October he pleaded guilty to one count of making false statements on Department of Labor financial reporting forms in order to cover up his embezzlement of $72,422 in union funds.He previously paid full restitution plus more than $14,000 in interest to the Richmond-based union, affiliated with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners.The sentencing comes after an investigation by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.(OLMS, 6/12/07).
Upstate New York Local Treasurer Sentenced for Embezzlement