Frmr Secy.-Treas. David Dobry pled guilty on July 2 to embezzling $61,510 from Lodge 177 of the Intl. Bhd. of Boilermakers in Green Bay, Wisc. Dobry’s plea came in the U.S. Dist. Ct., E.D. Wisc., before Chief Dist. Judge J.P. Stadtmueller (Reagan). The Secy.-Treasurer of Lodge 177 from 1987-99 was indicted on Feb. 2 for the embezzlement, and for falsifying the union’s LM-3 financial disclosure form filed with the U.S. Dept. of Labor. According to the prosecutor, Asst. U.S. Attny Erica O’Neil, that charge will be dropped at Dobry’s sentencing.
Dobry began his embezzlement in 1994 to pay for his heavy alcohol and cocaine usage. He wrote checks from the union’s account to himself, sometimes without a second signature as required, other times using the signature stamp of the frmr Lodge President, Delbert Watzka. [U.S.A.O. E.D. WI, DOL]