Electrical Workers Secretary-Treasurer in California Pleads Guilty

On June 21, Jimmie Leo Miles, former secretary-treasurer of Local 1023 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California to embezzling union funds and filing a false tax return. He was ordered to pay $93,284 in restitution to the Barstow-based union and $14,466 to the IRS, file amended tax returns, and reimburse all prosecution costs. The guilty plea follows an investigation by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.