Pennsylvania Embezzler Gets Five Months for $100,000 Theft

U.S. Dist. Judge Alan N. Bloch (W.D. Pa. Carter) sentenced Richard P. Miller Aug. 9 to five months in prison for embezzling funds from United Railway Supervisors Local 202. After a Dep’t of Labor probe, Miller, of Beaver, Pa., pled guilty in May to double billing union expenses, pocketing excess reimbursements, and withdrawing money from the local’s checking account for personal expenses. Bloch also sentenced Miller to five months of community confinement plus three years of supervised release and barred him from serving as an officer in or representing any labor organization for thirteen years. Bloch further fined Miller $10,000 and ordered him to repay $100,000, which will be divided among those who were members of the union when it dissolved in 1999. [Pitt. Post-Gazette 8/10/01]