Pennsylvania Boss Pleads Guilty; Agrees to Repay $100,000

Richard P. Miller, of Beaver, Pa., pled guilty in U.S. Dist. Court May 31 to embezzling funds from United Railway Supervisors Local 202. After a Dep’t of Labor probe, Miller admitted to double billing union expenses, pocketing excess reimbursements, and withdrawing money from the local’s checking account for personal expenses. The ex-boss agreed to repay $100,000, which will be divided among those who were members of the local when it dissolved in 1999. He will also be barred from any union activities for up to 13 years. Additionally, he faces five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. U.S. Dist. Judge Alan N. Bloch is scheduled to sentence Miller Aug. 9. [Pitt. Post-Gazette 6/2/01]

Minnesota Embezzler Sentenced for $54,600 Theft
U.S. Dist. Judge Michael Davis sentenced Janet L. Hornsby May 31 to two years probation with 90 days home confinement for a $54,600 union embezzlement. The ex-office manager of the United Association of Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Local 6 in Rochester, Minn., pled guilty in Mar. 2001. She admitted that between Jan. 1990 and Apr. 1999 she embezzled approximately $54,649 from the local for her own use. She reportedly has repaid the amount. The case resulted from of an investigation by the Dep’t of Labor’s Office of the Inspector Gen. [USAO D. Minn., Media Release 5/31/01]

Virginia Boss Indicted for $34,000 Embezzlement
A Va. grand jury indicted Alan F. White, the ex-treasurer of the Portsmouth (Va.) Prof’l Fire Fighters, Int’l Ass’n of  Fire Fighters, Local 539, on nine counts of embezzlement. The indictment, handed down in Portsmouth Circuit Court, came two months after White resigned as treasurer when an audit found $34,000 in union funds missing. He was treasurer for six years. White reportedly agreed to repay the missing funds, fire and city officials said. [Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk) 6/9/01]