Iowa Boilermakers Financial Secretary Sentenced for Embezzlement

boilermakers-logoOn December 8, Thomas Jon Witham, former financial secretary of International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Local 106-D, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa to 21 months in prison for embezzling $52,037.19 from the Mason City union during the period September 2002-August 2006. He had pleaded guilty in September. The sentencing follows a probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.