Hotel and Restaurant Workers Ohio Local Office Employee Pleads Guilty

On October 29, Donald Spell, former office employee for Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees (HERE) Local 12, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio to embezzling $16,422 from the Cincinnati local. He had been charged in October. The guilty plea follows a probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.