Frmr. Iowa Secy.-Treasurer Charged with Embezzlement

A Dubuque postal union official has been charged with embezzlement and theft of labor union assets.  Debra Herrig, 47, was charged Feb. 7 in the U.S. Dist. Court in Cedar Rapids.  The U.S. attorney’s office said Herrig allegedly stole money and other assets from the American Postal Workers Union Local 2339 from about October 1996 until about August 2002. Herrig served as secretary-treasurer for the group.  If convicted, she faces a maximum sentence of up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.  No court date was set.  The case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Labor. [Dubuque Telegraph-Herald, 2/9/05]

 

Ex-Bookkeeper Sentenced in Okla. Fed. Court

On January 27, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, Debbie Samples, former bookkeeper of Local 809, Plasterers and Cement Masons, was sentenced to serve five months in community confinement followed by three years of supervised probation for embezzling union funds. She was ordered to pay a $400 special assessment and make restitution after forfeiture in the amount of $2,400.  Samples was convicted on August 11, 2004, following an investigation by the Dallas District Office of the U.S. Ofc. of Labor Mgmt. Standards. [OLMS, 2/3/05]

 

Frmr. Secy.-Treasurer Sentenced in Ala. Fed. Court

On January 20, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, Glenda A. Woods, former secretary-treasurer of Local 3-543, Paper, Allied-Industrial, Chemical and Energy Workers Union (PACE), was sentenced to five years supervised probation and ordered to make restitution in the amount of $18,447.92.  On September 30, 2004, Woods pled guilty to embezzlement and falsifying union records following an investigation by the Nashville District Office of the U.S. Ofc. of Labor Mgmt. Standards. [OLMS, 2/3/05]

 

Ex-Secy.-Treasurer Sentenced in Miss. Fed. Court

On January 13, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, James Pearson, former secretary-treasurer of Local 3550, Communications Workers of America, was sentenced to three years probation.  Pearson had previously made restitution in the amount of $28,686 to the union. He pled guilty to embezzlement on October 15, 2004, following an investigation by the New Orleans District Office of the U.S. Ofc. of Labor Mgmt. Standards. [OLMS, 2/11/05]