Locomotive Engineers Regional Chairman in Minnesota Sentenced

Locomotive On November 5, Dustin Heichel, former general chairman of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, Regional and Shortline General Committee of Adjustment, located in Austin, Minnesota, was sentenced in Mower County District Court to four years probation for theft in the amount of $1,562.12 and false representation in union financial statements. He also will have to make full restitution. Heichel had been charged on August 26 and pleaded guilty on September 30. The actions follow a probe by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.