On December 20, Debra Herrig, formerly secretary-treasurer for American Postal Workers Local 2339, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa to three months imprisonment and two years of supervised release. She also will have to serve three months of home detention. Herrig pleaded guilty last March to one count of embezzling funds from the Dubuque local; she since has made restitution in the amount of $13,265.26. The sentencing follows an investigation by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards. (OLMS, 1/25).
Ex-Bookkeeper for Philadelphia Local Sentenced for Thefts
On January 3, Barbara Wituschek, ex-bookkeeper for Iron Workers Local 161, was sentenced in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, to 36 months of probation and fined $1,000. She had pleaded guilty last October to two counts of embezzling $5,741.41 in union funds. (OLMS, 1/25).
Local President in Southern Indiana Charged with Theft
On December 29, William F. Campbell, former president of Local 10 of the Security, Police & Fire Professionals of America, was charged in the 81st Indiana Judicial Circuit in Lawrence County, Indiana with one count of felony theft of nearly $3,900. (OLMS, 1/25).
Ex-Office Manager in Kentucky Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement
On December 19, Phyllis Ann Pack, ex-office manager for the Kentucky State District Council of Carpenters, pled guilty in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky to one count of embezzling $3,349 in union funds. (OLMS, 1/25).
South Dakota Ex-Business Agent Indicted for Embezzlement
On January 3, David Pirrung, formerly business agent/secretary-treasurer for Local 1 of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, was indicted in U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota on one count of embezzlement. He is accused of stealing roughly $3,000 in union funds. (1/25).
Business Manager in Southern California Pleads Guilty
On December 16, Joseph Rocha, former business manager and secretary-treasurer for Local 1082 of the Laborers International Union of North America, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to two counts of embezzling $2,700 in union funds. Sentencing is set for February 27. The local is based in El Monte, California, a large suburb east of Los Angeles. (OLMS, 1/25).