Former Treasurer of New Hampshire Painters Local Sentenced for Embezzlement

PaintersOn October 19, Brian Wheeler, former treasurer of International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) Local 1468, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the District of Maine to five years probation for one count of embezzling funds from the Brentwood, New Hampshire union. He also was ordered to pay $5,000 in restitution, a $5,000 fine and a $100 special assessment. He pleaded guilty in July. The sentencing follows an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.