Ex-Bus. Agent Sentenced for Embezzling Strike Funds in Penn. Fed. Ct.

Sr. U.S. Dist. Judge William Standish (W.D. Pa., Reagan) sentenced John Dorrier on Feb. 28 to a year in prison and ordered him to repay $56,195 he stole from Local 66 of the Intl. Union of Operating Engineers.  Dorrier must begin paying $1,000 a month in restitution after his release.

From 1993 through 1998, Dorrier cashed $137,645 in vouchers for fictitious picketers, of which he kept $41,795 for himself while he paid the rest to relatives and friends and to some of the supposed “picketers” to keep them silent after they received IRS tax forms for their false picketing payments.  Dorrier pled guilty on Nov. 14 last year to embezzlement, forgery and tax evasion after a joint investigation by the Pittsburgh branch of the U.S. Ofc. of Labor-Mgmt. Standards and the Criminal Investigative Div. of the IRS. [OLMS 3/11/03, Butler Eagle 3/4/03]

Frmr. Ala. Officer Indicted for Embezzlement, Falsification
A grand jury indicted Ana Lorena Phillips for embezzlement and falsification of records on Feb. 25, in the U.S. Dist. Ct. for the N. Dist. of Ala.  According to the indictment, Phillips used her position as secy.-treasurer of Comm. Wrkrs. of Amer. Local 3974 to embezzle $48,360 from Sept. 12, 1999 to Nov. 24, 2001.  She was also indicted for falsifying and destroying checks and check stubs from the union’s bank acct. to hide her theft.  Finally, Phillips is charged with filing a false LM-3 disclosure form with the U.S. Dept. of Labor on Dec. 31, 2002.  The indictment follows an investigation by the Nashville branch of the U.S. Ofc. of Labor-Mgmt. Standards. [U.S.A.O. N.D. AL, OLMS 3/11/03]

Ex- President Charged with Larceny of Union Funds in Mass. State Court
On Feb. 27, in the Mass. Dist. Ct. in Lynn, Edward P. Martin, frmr. president of Utility Workers Union of Amer. Local 446, was charged with larceny in the amount of $22,568 following an investigation by the Boston branch of the U.S. Ofc. of Labor-Mgmt. Standards. [OLMS 3/11/03]