Machinists Secretary-Treasurer in NE Indiana Sentenced for Embezzlement

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On December 17, Mark Morgan, former secretary-treasurer of International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local Lodge 2584, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana to three years of probation, including eight months of home detention, for embezzling funds from the formerly Fremont, Ind.-based union. He also was ordered to pay $17,616.70 in restitution and a $100 special assessment. Morgan had been charged in May, and pleaded guilty in August. The actions follow a probe by the Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.