Railroad Signalmen Chairman in New Mexico Sentenced

On July 15, Jacob Barkemeyer, former treasurer and chairman of Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen Local Lodge 172, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico to two years of probation for making false entries in the records of the Los Lunas, N.M.-based union to conceal his thefts. He also was ordered to pay $8,608 in restitution, plus a $1,000 fine and a $25 assessment. Barkemeyer had pleaded guilty to an information count in January after being indicted for embezzlement last October. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.