New York Sheet Metal Workers Business Manager Sentenced

On October 5, Joseph Kerwan, business manager/financial secretary of Sheet Metal Workers Local 112 in Elmira, N.Y., was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York to a year of probation and ordered to pay a $2,000 fine in prison for falsification of union records in connection with theft of union funds. He pleaded guilty in May. Kerwan since has made full restitution in the amount of $6,927.55 as part of his plea agreement. The sentencing follows a probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.