Ex-Fin. Secy. Admits Stealing $14,000 from Minn. Union

On Nov. 27, in the U.S. Dist. Ct. for the Dist. of Minn., Jerome J. Dube, frmr. fin. secy. of United Bhd. of Carpenters Local 1865, pled guilty to one count of embezzling $310.46 in union funds and admitted a total embezzlement of union funds in the approximate amount of $14,176. The charges had been brought following an investigation by the Minneapolis branch of the U.S. Ofc. of Labor-Mgmt. Standards. [DOL OLMS 12/4/02]

Ex-WI President Confesses to Embezzlement
On Nov. 19, in the U.S. Dist. Ct. for the East. Dist. of Wisc., Steven Pautz, ex-pres. of Lodge 251 of the Intl. Assn. of Machinists, pled guilty to one count of embezzling $450 in union funds. In the plea agreement, Pautz agreed that the U.S. Attny. could establish the total amount stolen by Pautz to be $12,257, which could also affect Pautz’s sentence. The charges were brought following an investigation by the Milwaukee branch of the U.S. Ofc. of Labor-Mgmt. Standards. [U.S.A.O. E.D. Wisc. 11/19/02, DOL OLMS 12/4/02]

Calif. Govt. Union Official Charged with Felony Theft
On Nov. 22, in the Imperial County Superior Court in El Centro, California, a criminal complaint was filed charging Edward Adams, former president of Amer. Fedn. of Govt. Employees Local 2554, with one count of Felony Grand Theft of $6,540 in union funds. The charges were brought following an investigation by the Los Angeles branch of the U.S. Ofc. of Labor-Mgmt. Standards. [DOL OLMS 11/27/02]

Ex-Cleveland Boss Sentenced for Embezzlement
On Nov. 22, in the U.S. Dist. Ct. for the N. Div. of Ohio, Martin J. Mone, former fin. secy. of United Auto Workers Local 1052 in Cleveland, Ohio, was sentenced to four years probation and ordered to pay full restitution in the amount of $6,264.97. Mone pled guilty to one count of embezzlement on Sept. 13, 2002 following an investigation by the Cleveland branch of the U.S. Ofc. of Labor-Mgmt. Standards. [DOL OLMS 11/27/02]