On July 6, Ira Alper, former treasurer of International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees District 9, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois to four months of imprisonment to be followed by two years of supervised release, including six months of home detention, for theft of funds from the Madison, Wisc.-based labor organization. The offenses occurred in Illinois. He also was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $41,568 plus a $100 special assessment. Alper had pleaded guilty back in October 2013 to embezzling $76,768 in funds. The actions follow an investigation by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.