Mississippi Security Guards Local President Sentenced for Thefts

On March 23, Ron Quinn, former president of International Guards Union of America Local 123, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi to six months home confinement and three years probation for embezzling funds during January-August 2008 from the Port Gibson union. He also will have to pay restitution in the amount of $11,027. He and former local secretary-treasurer Rebecca James pleaded guilty in January after being charged last July. The sentencing follows an investigation by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.