Teamsters Steward in Chicago Area Charged; Pleads Guilty, Sentenced

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On July 7, Larry Shelton, former steward of International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 754, pleaded guilty in the Circuit Court of the 18th Judicial Circuit of DuPage County, Illinois to engaging in deception while serving in his position with the Elmhurst union. He then was sentenced to 60 days in jail and 25 months probation, and was ordered to pay $600 in restitution. Shelton had been charged in June with writing a bad check in an amount over $150. The actions follow a joint investigation by the Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards and the DuPage County State's Attorney's Investigation Office.