Ex-W.Va. Boss Sentenced

On December 20, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, Michael J. Volek, former treasurer and president of Local 2441 of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), was sentenced for bank fraud.  He was sentenced to four months in a minimum security facility and four months in home detention, enrollment in a supervised release program for five years, full payment of restitution in the amount of $14,492.36, and a special assessment of $100.  The sentencing follows an investigation by the Pittsburgh District Office of the U.S. Office of Labor-Mgmt. Standards. [OLMS, 12/27/04]