Duo of Officers in Mo. Charged w/ Embezzlement, False Time Claims

On Aug, 14, in the U.S. Dist. Ct. for the E. Dist. of Missouri, Donald Stevens, former secy.-treasurer of Sheet Metal Workers Local 93 in St. Louis, was indicted on charges of embezzling $41,550 from the Local 93 Sheet Metal Welfare Fund from July 1999 to Mar. 2001. The next day, Gregory Carpenter, former president/organizer of Sheet Metal Workers Local 93, was charged with embezzling union funds by submitting false lost time claims to his union. Stevens pled not guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David Noce on Aug. 27. The charges were brought following an investigation by the St. Louis Ofc. of the U.S. Ofc. of Labor-Mgmt. Standards [DOL OLMS 8/28/02, St. Louis Post-Dispatch 8/28/02]