On February 17, Robert Carr, former financial secretary-treasurer-business manager of United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 228, along with his wife, Theresa Ann Carr, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California to embezzling funds from the Yuba City, Calif. union. They agreed to pay a combined $120,000 and asked the court for respective sentences of 30 months and three months. The couple initially had been charged in April 2009 with embezzling more than $45,000 during January 2000-March 2007. Last August they were charged in a superseding indictment with stealing nearly $13,500. The pleas follow a joint probe by the Labor Department’s Office of Inspector General and Office of Labor-Management Standards, plus the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.