Carpenters Local Office Manager in Louisiana Pleads Guilty; Sentenced
On September 4, Lori Fowler, former office manager for United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners Local 764, pleaded guilty in the First Judicial Parish Court of Caddo Parish, Louisiana, to one count of forgery and one count of theft in the amount of $25,117.74 from the then-Shreveport-based union. She then was sentenced to five years at hard labor and three years of probation, and ordered to pay restitution. Fowler had been charged in July. The actions follow an investigation by the Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.