Alabama Transportation Union Local Secretary-Treasurer Indicted for Thefts

utu-logoOn May 1, Christopher Scott Tidwell, former secretary-treasurer of United Transportation Union Local 1261, was indicted in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama on two counts of theft of more than $22,000 from the Lineville, Ala.-based union. According to federal prosecutors, Tidwell’s embezzlement occurred during January 1, 2006-February 26, 2008. The indictment follows a probe by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards. (U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Alabama, 5/1/09; OLMS, 5/22/09).