Steelworkers President in Southeast Virginia Sentencing for Theft

Steelworkers logoOn August 5, Larry Brooks, former president of United Steelworkers Local 8-543, was sentenced in the Chesapeake, Virginia Circuit Court to 12 months in prison, all of which were suspended, and 12 months of unsupervised probation for embezzlement of funds from the Hampton, Va.-based union. He also will have to make full restitution in the amount of $5,500. The sentencing follows a probe by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.