Northeast Ohio Boss Charged with $21,600 Embezzlement

Stephen Hanlon, ex-financial secretary of United Steelworkers of Am. Local 01-4564-S in Girard, Ohio, was charged Nov. 2 with embezzling $21,657 in union funds. [DOL 11/2/01]

Californian Gets only Probation for $15,000 Embezzlement
On Nov. 26, in U.S. Dist. Court for the Cent. Dist. of Cal., Lillian Agredano, former office secretary of the now defunct Int’l Bhd. of Painters and Allied Trades Local 1348, was sentenced to two years probation and ordered to make restitution of $15,000. She pled guilty on Sept. 19, to the embezzlement of union funds. She was charged Aug. 16 with a $9,486 union embezzlement. [DOL 11/26, 9/19, 8/16/01]

South Bend Boss Allegedly Stole $14,400
On Nov. 15, ex-recording secretary of Painters Local 8 in S. Bend, Ind., William Brooks, was charged in a 3-count indictment with embezzling $14,480 in union funds, false recordkeeping, and aiding and abetting. Additional details were unavailable. [DOL 11/15/01]

Northeast Ohio Boss Gets 6 Months at Home for $7,800 Theft (edited 01/16/02)
U.S. Dist. Judge Dan A. Polster (N.D. Ohio, Clinton) sentenced Keith R. Sharp, ex-business agent for Int’l Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees & Picture Operators Local 132 in Warren, Ohio, Nov. 20, to 6 months home detention with electronic monitoring and 3 years probation for $7,873.91 embezzling union funds from Dec. 1997 to June 1999.  He was ordered to make full restitution and barred from union office and employment for 13 years.. He pled guilty on Sept. 6. He allegedly concealed the embezzlement by marking “void” in the local’s records for checks that were actually issued to him. He also wrote an unauthorized union check to his bank account to pay his Mar. 1999 mortgage payment. [DOL 11/20/01; USAO N.D. Ohio 12/28/01]