Pennsylvania UFCW Ex-District Council President Sentenced for Embezzlement
On May 1, Ernest Milewski, former president of United Food and Commercial Workers, Northeast District Council, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania to 18 months in prison and three years of supervised release for embezzling funds from the Wilkes-Barre, Pa.-based council and a related health benefit program. He also will have to pay $257,590.26 in restitution and a $200 special assessment. Milewski pleaded guilty last August after being charged that July. The actions follow a joint probe by the U.S. Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards, Employee Benefits Security Administration and Office of Inspector General.