Betty Jo Bryon, a staffer at the Tampa local of the Int’l Longshoremen’s Ass’n appeared Jan. 12 before a federal grand jury investigating union corruption. Byron’s boss, Perry Harvey, was charged in 1991 with embezzling $225,000 from the union but was acquitted. Prosecutors didn’t comment on Bryon’s subpoena. But Harvey’s attorney said they are looking at how the union’s credit union handled some loans. Byron doubles as an official with the credit union. The union and its credit union are in the same office. [St. Petersburg Times 1/13/99]
Iowa Embezzler Gets 16 Months
On Jan. 8, Jeanette M. Everhart, an APWU member in Des Moines, was sentenced to 16 months in federal prison for mail embezzlement. She was ordered to pay $104,680 in restitution. The U.S. Atty.’s Office said she stole food stamps and cash for drug and gambling addictions.