Pittsburgh Hotel & Restaurant Employees Secretary Sentenced

On April 15, Christine Throckmorton, former office secretary/bookkeeper for Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Local 57, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania to four years probation and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $9,674.95 and a special assessment of $100. She had pleaded guilty in December to one count of embezzling funds from the Pittsburgh union. The sentencing follows an investigation by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.