Frmr. Secy. Confesses Falsification in Indiana Fed. Court

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On June 18, 2004, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, Lynn Dianne Kittelson, former secretary for Teamsters Local 142, pled guilty to one count of making false entries in union records. She was subsequently sentenced to one year of probation and ordered to undergo monthly drug testing. On January 30, 2004, an information was filed against Kittelson following an investigation by the OLMS Chicago District Office. [Ofc. of Labor Mgmt. Standards, 6/28/04]

 

Ex-Treasurer Sentenced in Miss. Fed. Court

On June 17, 2004, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, Paul B. Ladner, former treasurer of Stage & Picture Operators (IATSE) Local 674, was sentenced to six months home confinement under the electronic monitoring device program followed by three years probation for failing to maintain union records. He was ordered to make restitution in the amount of $7,162.50 and to pay a $25 special assessment. On March 29, 2004, Ladner pled guilty to the charge following an investigation by the OLMS New Orleans District Office. [Ofc. of Labor Mgmt. Standards, 6/28/04]

 

Two N.C. Officials Indicted for Falsification and Fraud

On June 16, 2004, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Denita Cromartie and Paul Reid, former secretary-treasurer and former president, respectively, of AFGE Local 1080, were indicted on three counts of filing false annual financial reports and two counts of mail fraud. The charges follow an investigation by the OLMS Nashville District Office. [Ofc. of Labor Mgmt. Standards, 6/28/04]

 

Ex-President Sentenced in Calif. Fed. Court

On June 8, 2004, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Brian Brabazon, former president of Chemical Workers Local 294 (United Food and Commercial Workers), was sentenced for making a willful false entry in union records. Brabazon pled guilty to the charge on March 5, 2004. He was initially indicted in September 2003, on one count of embezzling union funds; he later pled guilty to the lesser charge. Brabazon was sentenced to one year of probation, restitution in the amount of $3,672.84, and a $100 fine (which was waived). The guilty plea and sentence follow an investigation by the OLMS San Francisco District Office. [Ofc. of Labor Mgmt. Standards, 6/22/04]

 

Frmr. Treasurer Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement in Miss. Fed. Court

On June 7, 2004, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, Yolanda Montgomery, former treasurer of the International Guards Union of America Local 123, pled guilty to one count of embezzling $3,480 in union funds. Montgomery had been indicted on April 6, 2004. The guilty plea follows an investigation by the OLMS New Orleans District Office. [Ofc. of Labor Mgmt. Standards, 6/22/04]

 

Ex-President Pleads Guilty in Miss. Fed. Court

On June 2, 2004, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi, James Mitchell, former president of Machinists Lodge 2008, pled guilty to an information filed the same day charging him with one count of embezzling $2,900 in union funds. The charge and guilty plea follow an investigation by the OLMS New Orleans District Office. [Ofc. of Labor Mgmt. Standards, 6/22/04]

 

Frmr. Treasurer Sentenced for Embezzlement in Ohio Fed. Court

On May 26, 2004, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Ohio, Kevan D. Sprow, former treasurer of Machinists District Lodge 57, was sentenced to six months home confinement, three years supervised probation, restitution in the amount of $48,597 and reimbursement of home confinement costs. Sprow pled guilty on March 4, 2004, to one count of embezzling $49,847 in union funds following an investigation by the OLMS Cleveland District Office. [Ofc. of Labor Mgmt. Standards, 6/22/04]

 

Frmr. President Confesses Embezzlement in Miss. Fed. Court

On June 1, 2004, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, Henry Watson, former president of Carpenters Local 3031, pled guilty to one count of embezzling $4,125 in union funds. The guilty plea follows an investigation by the OLMS New Orleans District Office. [Ofc. of Labor Mgmt. Standards, 6/22/04]

 

Ex-Secy.-Treasurer Admits Embezzlement in Miss. Fed. Court

On June 1, 2004, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, Ivory Green, former secretary-treasurer of Postal Workers Local 968, pled guilty to one count of embezzling $14,484 in union funds. The guilty plea follows an investigation by the OLMS New Orleans District Office. [Ofc. of Labor Mgmt. Standards, 6/22/04]

 

Frmr. President Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement in Ohio Fed. Court

On May 28, 2004, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Ohio, Allan Spates, former president of PACE Local 05-1250, pled guilty to three counts of embezzling $20,655.21 in union funds and one count of false statements. The guilty pleas follow an investigation by the OLMS Cleveland District Office. [Ofc. of Labor Mgmt. Standards, 6/22/04]

 

Ex-Fin. Secy. Admits Embezzlement in Okla. Fed. Court

On May 27, 2004, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, Donnie Chew, former financial secretary for Bakery, Tobacco & Grain Workers Local 173, pled guilty to embezzlement following a plea agreement. An information had been filed on May 13, 2004 charging him with embezzling $9,330.20 in union funds. The charge and guilty plea follow an investigation by the OLMS Dallas District Office. [Ofc. of Labor Mgmt. Standards, 6/22/04]

 

Frmr. Union Rep. Sentenced for Role in NYC No-Show Job Scheme

On May 24, 2004, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Morris Diminno, former union representative of Operating Engineers Local 14, was sentenced to 70 months in prison for conspiracy to receive, possess and dispose of money obtained by fraud and transported across state lines, unlawful labor payment, engaging in an unlawful monetary transaction, and obstruction of justice. He was required to forfeit $800,000 in connection with the no-show job scheme at the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) headquarters. Diminno and co-defendants were jointly and severally responsible for paying $7 million in restitution. The sentence follows a joint investigation by the OLMS New York District Office and the FBI. [Ofc. of Labor Mgmt. Standards, 6/22/04]