Dallas Transit Workers President Pleads Guilty to Check Forgery

Transit busOn December 11, Bobby Earl Williams, former president of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1635, pleaded guilty in Dallas County, Texas Criminal District Court to check forgery from the Dallas-based union. He then was sentenced to 12 months deferred probation, and ordered to pay $75 in restitution, a $1,000 fine, $194 in court costs and a $175 donation to a nonprofit group in lieu of community service. In September, his wife, Janice Muriel Williams, pleaded guilty to the same offense. Both actions follow a probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.