On Dec. 18, 2002, in the U.S. Dist. Ct. for the Middle Dist. of Tenn., a plea agreement was filed in which Robert “Blackie” Emery, Sr., former secretary-treasurer for Local 429 of the Intl. Bhd. of Electrical Wrkrs., pled guilty to one count of embezzling approximately $5,200 from Local 429 and one count of failure to file a required officer report, Form LM-30. The charges were brought following an investigation by the Nashville branch of the U.S. Ofc. of Labor-Mgmt. Standards. [DOL OLMS 1/2/03]
Border Patrol Union Chief Charged with Embezzlement
On Dec. 10, 2002, in Kern County, California Superior Court, a 5-count criminal complaint was filed charging Mark D. Marquez, president of American Fedtn. of Government Employees Local 2730 (which represents U.S. Border Patrol Agents), with embezzling $1,297.14 in union funds. The charges were brought following a joint investigation by the Los Angeles branch of the U.S. Ofc. of Labor-Mgmt. Standards and the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s Ofc. of the Inspector General. [DOL OLMS 1/2/03]
Ex-Trustee Sentenced in Minn. State Ct.
On Dec. 9, 2002, in Winona County (Minnesota) District Court, Jeffrey J. Schueler, former trustee of Glass, Molders, Pottery Plastics & Allied Workers Local 63B, and former chairman of the Badger Foundry unit of Local 63B, was sentenced to 96 hours of community service, fined $300, ordered to make restitution totaling $9,422.82 to Local 63B and other parties, and placed on 10 years probation. Schueler pled guilty on October 28, 2002, to one count of check forgery in excess of $2,500 after being charged on June 14, 2002, with two counts of check forgery and one count of theft in relation to the embezzlement of $7,743 in union funds. The charges were brought following an investigation by the U.S. Ofc. of Labor-Mgmt. Standards Minneapolis Resident Investigator Office. [DOL OLMS 1/2/03]