Plasterers Business Manager in Atlanta Sentenced for Embezzlement

For nearly a half-decade, Tony Westly enriched himself at union expense. The consequences won’t be nearly as rewarding. On August 7, Westly, former business manager and secretary-treasurer for Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons International Association Local 148, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia to six months in prison and three years of probation, six months of which must be spent in home confinement, for embezzling funds from the Atlanta-based union. He also was ordered to pay more than $100,000 in restitution plus a $100 special assessment. Westly had pleaded last November after being charged in October. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.

Plasterers and Cement Masons Local 148 represents about 650 members in eight Southeastern states. Its treasury is also somewhat short on funds. According to prosecutors, Westly during January 2013-June 2017 embezzled $103,698.75 in union … Read More ➡

Plasterers Secretary in Atlanta Charged with Theft, Forgery

On December 3, Andretta Davis, former office secretary for Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons International Association Local 148, was charged in Fulton County Superior Court for the State of Georgia with one count of theft and three counts of forgery from the Atlanta-based union. The charges follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.

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Plasterers Treasurer in Georgia Charged; Pleads Guilty

On November 19, Tony Westly, former business manager/financial secretary/treasurer of Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons International Association Local 148, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia to embezzling union funds from the Atlanta-based union in an unspecified amount. He had been charged in an information count on October 31. The actions follow an investigation by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.… Read More ➡