On July 7, Larry Haislip, former financial secretary for Local 09-7509-S of the United Steelworkers of America, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee to six months probation for embezzling union funds in the amount of $1,702.97. His real take, however, was much higher; the court also ordered him to pay $49,428.78 in restitution. The sentencing comes after a Labor Department investigation. (OLMS, 7/16/07).
Former President in Oklahoma Charged with Filing False Report
On July 2, Brenda Sue Myers, also known as Brenda Sue Barnett, formerly president of American Federation of Government Employees Local 2282, was charged U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma with an information count for false reporting. She had indicated in union records that the Oklahoma City-based union had disbursed $21,500 in loans, knowing that this statement was materially false. In fact, she had diverted the money to pay for personal expenses. (OLMS, 7/16/07).
Business Manager in Texas Sentenced for Embezzlement
On June 22, Anthony Price, former business manager and recording secretary for Local 1316 of the International Longshoremen’s Association, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas to five years probation and ordered to pay $11,804 in restitution and a $100 special assessment. Price had pleaded guilty in March to embezzlement of funds from the Port of Beaumont-based local. (OLMS, 7/16/07).
Texas Secretary-Treasurer Charged with Destroying Records
On July 2, James E. Douglas, former secretary-treasurer for Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics & Allied Workers International Union Local 220, was charged in an information count in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas with concealing, holding and destroying union records. (OLMS, 7/16/07).
Texas Secretary-Treasurer Charged with False Record-Keeping
On July 2, Jose Ocasio, former secretary-treasurer of National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 404, was charged in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas with making false entries in union records. The local is based in Waco. (OLMS, 7/16/07).