Wisconsin Local Boilermakers President Sentenced for Theft

On May 12, Warren Demmin, formerly president of Local Lodge 449 of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin to four months in prison, four months electronic monitoring and three years probation for embezzling $169.12 from the Sturgeon Bay union. The actual theft was a good deal higher, as evidenced by his previously having made $14,045.48 in restitution. Demmin, who also must pay a $100 special assessment, pled guilty in February. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.