On March 30, Steven Snyder, former financial secretary of Local 5724 of the United Steelworkers, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia to five months in prison for embezzling $78,893.47 in union strike fund benefits. He also will have to serve an additional five months of home confinement as part of three years of probation. The union is based in Clarington, Ohio. The sentencing follows a joint probe by the FBI and the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards. (OLMS, 4/21/09).