Security Guards Treasurer in Mississippi Sentenced

On April 20, Rebecca James, former financial secretary-treasurer of International Guards Union of America Local 123, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi to three years supervised probation for embezzling funds from the Port Gibson, Miss. union. She pled guilty in January. James also will have to pay $11,027.30 in restitution and a special assessment of $100. The union’s former president, Ron Quinn, had been sentenced in March to six months home confinement and three years probation. He, too, must pay restitution in the same amount. The actions follow a probe by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.