Ex-Bookkeeper Sentenced for Huge Union Theft in WA-State Court

On August 25, in the Superior Crt. of Wash. for Snohomish County, Dorothy Weber, ex- bookkeeper for the Northwest Sheet Metal Wrkrs. Organization Trust, was sentenced to 14 months imprisonment for five counts of first degree theft.  She was ordered to pay restitution of $542,778 and a victim assessment in the amount of $500.  Weber was charged on May 7, following a joint investigation by the Seattle Dist. Ofc.  of the U.S. Ofc. of Labor-Mgmt. Standards, the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s Inspector General ofc. and the Employee Benefit Security Admin. [OLMS, 9/3/04]


Frmr. Secy.-Treasurer Confesses to Falsification in NY Fed. Court

On August 24, in the United States District Court of the Western District of New York, Barrie Williams, secretary-treasurer of Longshoremen Local 2000-A, pled guilty to falsifying union records in order to conceal taking $7,047 in union funds. The guilty plea follows an investigation conducted by the OLMS Buffalo District Office. [OLMS, 9/3/04]


Ex-Secy.-Treasurer Indicted for Embezzlement in Mich. Fed. Court

On August 20, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Jonathan Lasalle Quinn, former financial secretary-treasurer of PACE Union, Local 06-126, was indicted on one count of embezzling union funds in the amount $10,394.00, and one count of falsifying union records. The charges follow an investigation by the OLMS Detroit District Office. [OLMS, 9/3/04]