BLET Secretary-Treasurer in Texas Sentenced for Embezzlement

On January 29, Edward Davis Jr., former secretary-treasurer of Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen Division 620, was sentenced to six months of home confinement and three years of supervised release for embezzling funds from the Fort Worth-based union in the sum of $61,386. He also was ordered to pay full restitution. Davis had pleaded guilty immediately after being charged last September. According to investigators, Davis wrote 86 unauthorized union checks to himself. BLET Division 620 represents about 130 locomotive engineers employed by Union Pacific Railroad. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.… Read More ➡

BLET Secretary-Treasurer in Texas Charged with Theft; Pleads Guilty

On September 16, Edward Davis Jr., former secretary-treasurer of Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) Division 620, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas to embezzling funds from the Fort Worth union in the amount of $61,386. He had been charged in an information count two days earlier. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.… Read More ➡