Treasurer of Ohio Transit Union Sentenced for Embezzlement

Transit busOn May 19, Lisa Wright, former treasurer of the Transit Employees Union, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio to three years probation for embezzling $71,470.50 in funds from the Bedford (suburban Cleveland) union. She also will have to make full restitution. Wright pleaded guilty in February. The sentencing and guilty plea follow an investigation by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.