Indicted Ex-V.P. Makes Trifecta in Cleveland Local

On June 18, Murdytha Stubbs was indicted in the U.S. Dist. Ct. for the Northern Dist. of Ohio on three counts of embezzlement, conspiracy to embezzle and falsification.  He is the 3rd frmr. officer of United Steel Wrkrs. Local 3586 to be fingered for embezzlement charges in the last three months.

From Dec. 1998 to Dec. 1999, Stubbs allegedly signed union checks payable to himself, ex-financial secy. Cynthia Barner and ex-Treasurer Enner Ree Edwards for “expenses,” “expense trip,” lost time” and “catering.”  The “catering” check was actually made payable to Charmaine Ray, but shared between the three officials.  In all, acc. to the indictment, Stubbs was responsible for stealing $4,309.  Barner and Edwards pled guilty to embezzlement on April 3.  All three were charged following an investigation by the Cleveland branch of the U.S. Ofc. of Labor-Mgmt. Standards. [U.S.A.O., N.D. OH, 6/18/03]