On November 19, Tarris Dallas, former financial secretary of Local 9-415 of United Steelworkers, was indicted in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida on one count of embezzling funds from the Fernandina Beach union in the approximate amount of $105,000. The indictment follows an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards. (OLMS, 12/12/08).
Minnesota Local Financial Secretary Sentenced for Thefts
On November 26, Kathleen Kordish, former financial secretary of Steelworkers Local 9349, was sentenced in the District Court of St. Louis County, Minnesota, to a year and a day of incarceration and 45 days of electronic monitoring and ordered to pay a $1,085 fine and $19,926.15 in restitution. She had pleaded guilty in October. The union is based in Hibbing. (OLMS, 12/12/08).
Official of Wisconsin Local Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement
On November 25, Mary Schaeuble, chair of the Insurance Committee of United Steelworkers of America Local 20 in Kaukana, Wisconsin, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin to two counts of embezzling union funds in the amount of $730.94. She had been indicted back in May for embezzlement of $3,379.30. (OLMS, 12/12/08).
Secretary-Treasurer in Florida Indicted for Embezzlement
On November 18, Glen Gard, former secretary-treasurer of International Association of Machinists Local 2460, was indicted in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida on one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of about $90,500. The union is based in Pensacola. The indictment follows an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor. (OLMS, 12/12/08).
Ohio Ex- Local Officer Charged with Records Fraud, Forgery
On November 17, Jeffrey Baker, former co-chairman of the Picket Committee for International Association of Machinists Local Lodge 1943 in Middletown, Ohio, was charged in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio with one count of making a false entry in union records. He allegedly misappropriated 107 strike pay checks and forged member signatures on check registers for 101 checks. (OLMS, 12/12/08).
Michigan Local Secretary-Treasurer Charged with Embezzlement
On November 20, Charles Bohanon, former secretary-treasurer of Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen Division 1 in Petersburg, Mich., pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan to embezzling $18,074.23. He had been charged in September. (OLMS, 12/12/08).
Former Treasurer of Chicago Local Pleads Guilty to Theft
On November 20, William Sargent, former treasurer of American Federation of Government Employees Local 704 in Chicago, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois to theft of union property in the amount of $800. (OLMS, 12/12/08).
Alaska Local President Charged with Making False Statements
On November 24, Kevin McGee, former president of AFGE Local 3028, was charged in U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska with one count of knowingly making a false material representation in a financial report of the Anchorage-based union filed with the U.S. Labor Department. (OLMS, 12/12/08).