Ex Secy.-Treas. Indicted for Embezzling 3/4th of OH Local’s Funds

Martin Mone, ex-Secy.-Treasurer of United Auto Wrkrs. (UAW) Local 1052 in Bedford, Ohio, was indicted July 24 on one count of union embezzlement and one count of falsifying union records. U.S. Attny. Emily Sweeney announced the indictment, which came in the U.S. Dist. Ct. in Cleveland.

According to the indictment, Mone embezzled $6,264 from the union in 2000 by issuing checks to himself, and falsifying the purpose of the checks on their memo lines. According to the union’s LM-4 financial disclosure form filed with the U.S. Dept. of Labor, Mone also destroyed the Local’s financial records. That form lists the union’s total receipts in 2000 as $8,429. Mone’s alleged embezzlement amounted to nearly 75% of 1052’s funds that year. In 2001, Local 1052 was merged into UAW Local 70, also in Bedford. The embezzlement charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine, while the falsification charge carries a amaximum of on year in jail and a $100,000 fine. [U.S.A.O. N.Dist. OH, 7/24/02:  DOL 8/8/02]