Alabama Transportation Union Secretary-Treasurer Sentenced

High-speed railOn October 15, Christopher Scott Tidwell, former secretary-treasurer of United Transportation Union Local 1261, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama to five years probation, including six months home confinement, for embezzling $22,264.08 from the Lineville union. He also was ordered to pay full restitution and a $100 special assessment. Tidwell had pleaded guilty in June. The sentencing follows a probe by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.