Ex-Secy.-Treasurer Sentenced in Wash. Fed. Court

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On July 8, in the U.S. Dist. Ct. for the West. Dist. of Wash., Linda Stewart, frmr. secy.-treasurer of Graphic Communications Local 182-C (now known as Local 767-M), was sentenced to 5 yrs. supervised probation with 6 mos. to be spent in home detention with electronic monitoring.  Stewart was also ordered to pay $65,005 in restitution.  Stewart pled guilty on Feb. 6, 2004, to a 1 count information charging her with embezzlement.  The conviction follows an investigation by the Seattle Dist. Ofc. of the U.S. Ofc. of Labor Mgmt. Standards and the Dept. of Labor's Ofc. of Inspector General. [OLMS, 7/14/04]

 

Ex-President Indicted in W. Va. Fed. Court

On July 8, in the U.S. Dist. Ct. for the North. Dist. of W. Va., Michael Volek, frmr. president and ftreasurer of Local 2441 of the Amer. Fedtn. of Govt. Employees, was indicted on one count of bank fraud in excess of $14,900.  The indictment follows an investigation by the Pittsburgh District Ofc. of the U.S. Ofc. of Labor Mgmt. Standards. [OLMS, 7/14/04]

 

Frmr. Ofc. Mgr. Charged with Embezzlement in Ky. Fed. Court

On July 7, in the U.S. Dist. Ct. for the West. Dist. of Kentucky, an indictment was filed against Brian K. Payne, frmr. ofc. mgr. of Laborers' Local 1392, charging him with one count of embezzling approximately $5,830 in union funds. The charges follow an investigation by the Cincinnati Dist. Ofc. of the U.S. Ofc. of Labor Mgmt. Standards. [OLMS, 7/14/04]

 

Ex-President Sentenced for Embezzlement in Calif. Fed. Court

On July 6, in the Ventura County (Calif.) Superior Ct., James Torrez, frmr. president of the Assn. of Civilian Technicians Chapter 105, was sentenced to 180 days in jail for embezzling $9,801.  In addition, Torrez must pay full restitution and faces three years probation on his release from incarceration.  Torrez had previously entered a guilty plea on May 10, following an investigation by the Los Angeles Dist. Ofc. of the U.S. Ofc. of Labor Mgmt. Standards. [OLMS, 7/14/04]

 

Sentence in Capital Consultants Case

On July 1, in the U.S. Dist. Ct. for the Dist. of Ore., John Lontine, frmr. bus. agent of Sheet Metal Workers Local 9 was sentenced to one year supervised probation and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.  Lontine pled guilty to a one count information charging him with causing a plan administrator to fail to include certain transactions in the plan's annual report.  The charges resulted from the investigation into the collapse of Capital Consultants, LLC, involving $350 million in losses, mostly from union pension funds.  The conviction follows an investigation by the Seattle Dist. Ofc. of the U.S. Ofc. of Labor Mgmt. Standards, the FBI, the IRS, and the Dept. of Labor's Ofc. of Inspector General and Employee Benefits Security Administration. [OLMS, 7/14/04]

 

Sentence in Capital Consultants Case

On July 1, in the U.S. Dist. Ct. for the Dist. of Ore., Robert Mayhew, frmr. bus. mgr. of Local 415 of the Intl. Bhd. of Elec. Wrkrs., was sentenced to one year of supervised probation and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.  Mayhew pled guilty to a one count information charging him with causing a plan administrator to fail to include certain transactions in the plan's annual report.  The charges resulted from the investigation into the collapse of Capital Consultants, LLC.  The conviction follows an investigation by the Seattle Dist. Ofc. of the U.S. Ofc. of Labor Mgmt. Standards, the FBI, the IRS, and the Dept. of Labor's Ofc. of Inspector General and Employee Benefits Security Administration. [OLMS, 7/14/04]

 

Ex-Fin. Secy. Indicted in Ala. Fed. Court

On July 1, in the U.S. Dist. Ct. for the North. Dist. of Ala., an indictment was filed against William Timothy Frost, frmr. financial secy. of Local 125-C of the United Food and Commercial Workers, charging him with embezzling $4,762 in union funds and making false entries in union records.  The charges follow an investigation by the Nashville Dist. Ofc. of the U.S. Ofc. of Labor Mgmt. Standards. [OLMS, 7/9/04]

 

Frmr. Secy.-Treasurer Indicted in Ala. Fed. Court

On July 1, in the U.S. Dist. Ct. for the North. Dist. of Ala., an indictment was filed against Glenda Ann Woods, frmr. secy.-treasurer of Local 3-543 of the Paper, Allied-Industrial, Chem. & Energy union, charging her with embezzling $18,447 in union funds and making false entries in union records.  The charges follow an investigation by the Nashville Dist. Ofc. of the U.S. Ofc. of Labor Mgmt. Standards. [OLMS, 7/9/04]

 

Ex-Fin. Secy. Sentenced for Embezzlement in Ohio Fed. Court

On June 30, in the U.S. Dist. Ct. for the North. Dist. of Ohio, George W. Fridenstine, frmr. financial-secy. of Local 305 of the United Bhd. of Carpenters, was sentenced to six mos. of home confinement with electronic supervision for embezzling $24,174 in union funds.  Additionally, Fridenstine was ordered to complete 15 months of supervised probation and fined $2,000.  The sentence follows an investigation by the Cleveland Dist. Ofc. of the U.S. Ofc. of Labor Mgmt. Standards. [OLMS, 7/9/04]