Indiana Transit Workers Treasurer Sentenced for Embezzlement

Transit busOn June 23, Richard Schwab, former secretary-treasurer of United Transportation Union Local 298, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana to two years probation and six months electronic monitoring for embezzling $46,728 from the Fort Wayne union. He also will have to pay outstanding restitution in the amount of $4,719.57 and a special assessment of $100. He pled guilty in February. The sentencing follows an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.