Massachusetts Steelworkers Local Secretary Sentenced for Theft
On December 17, Manuel Nogueira, former recording secretary for United Steelworkers Local 4-421, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts to 18 months of probation for his role in the theft of funds from the union, now based in Auburn (near Worcester), Mass. He also will have pay restitution in the amount of $9,000 and a $200 special assessment. Nogueira had been indicted back in October 2010 with three other local officials for embezzling a combined $7,000; he pled guilty in April 2011. The actions follow a probe by the Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.