Nevada Machinists Local Secretary-Treasurer Sentenced for Embezzlement

On November 3, Hugo Vargas, former secretary-treasurer of International Association of Machinists Lodge 845, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada to 13 months in prison and three months supervised release for embezzling $106,293.59 from the Las Vegas union. He had been charged last December and pleaded guilty in August. The sentencing and guilty plea follow an investigation by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.