Michigan Steelworkers Treasurer Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

On September 3, Stephen Perez, former treasurer of United Steelworkers Local 402, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan to one count of embezzling $14,408.05 in funds from the Grandville (near Grand Rapids) union. He had been indicted for embezzlement and records falsification in April. The actions follow an investigation by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.