Secretary-Treasurer of Iowa Signalmen Local Charged with Embezzlement

Railroad signalOn November 18, John Mannenga, former recording secretary-treasurer of Local 98 of the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen, was charged in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa with embezzling $14,042 in union funds and two counts of filing false financial reports. The union is based in Norwalk, in the southern part of the Des Moines area. The charge follows an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management.