New Mexico Security Guards Secretary-Treasurer Sentenced

Security guardOn December 16, Joseph Ray Gonzalez, Jr., former secretary-treasurer of Guards Independent Local 106, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico to two months in prison and two years of supervised released for concealing and withholding financial records of the Socorro-based union related to theft. He also was ordered to pay the outstanding $4,000 of the $13,800 in restitution. Gonzalez pled guilty in September. The guilty plea and sentencing follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.