On July 30, in the U.S. Dist. Ct. for the Eastern Dist. of New York, David Coakley of the Intl. Union of Elevator Constructors Local 1, was sentenced to 21 months imprisonment and three years probation and was ordered to pay $284,196.54 in restitution. He had been indicted on February 5, 2002 for unlawful activity related to a no-show scheme involving 19 construction sites in New York City.
On April 16, 2002 he was indicted for a second time along with seven others for illegal activity related to defrauding the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority and ZAR Realty of more than $10 million in construction money that was intended for vertical transportation costs on the 2 Broadway project. He had pled guilty to various charges in both indictments on March 20, 2003. The charges had been brought following joint investigations by the New York branch of the U.S. Ofc. of Labor Mgmt. Standards and the FBI and, in the Elevator Constructors Local One case, also with the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Admin. and the IRS. [OLMS, 8/8/03]
Ex-Ohio Vice President Admits Embezzlement
On August 6, in the U.S. Dist. Ct. for the Northern Dist. of Ohio, Murdytha Stubbs, former Vice President of Steelworkers Local 1-3586-S, pled guilty to an information charging him with embezzling $4,309.40 in union funds. Stubbs had been charged on June 18, 2003, following an investigation by the Cleveland branch of the U.S. Ofc. of Labor-Mgmt. Standards [OLMS, 8/8/03]
Former Mich. Office Mgr. Ordered to Repay Stolen Funds
On July 31, in the U.S. Dist. Ct. for the Eastern Dist. of Mich., Dana Moore, ex-ofc. mgr. of the United Bhd. of Carpenters Great Lakes Regional Industrial Council, was sentenced to three years probation and ordered to make restitution of $22,590.41 and perform 75 hours of community service. He had pled guilty on March 11 to a one-count information following an investigation by the Detroit branch of the U.S. Ofc. of Labor-Mgmt. Standards (OLMS, 8/8/03]
Ex-Treasurer Indicted for Embezzlement in Illinois Federal Court
On July 31, in the U.S. Dist. Ct. for the Northern Dist. of Illinois, Judy Nowak, former treasurer of the Natl. Assn. of Letter Carriers Branch 1107, was indicted on one count of embezzling “in excess of $10,000” in union funds. The charges were brought following an investigation by the Chicago branch of the U.S. Ofc. of Labor-Mgmt. Standards. [OLMS, 8/8/03]