Four Officials of Steelworkers Local in Massachusetts Indicted

steelworkers-logoOn October 22, Stennett Bernard, Roody Lespinasse, Andy Alerte and Manuel Nogueira, respectively, the former president, treasurer, financial secretary and recording secretary of United Steelworkers Local 04-421, were indicted in U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts for embezzling a combined roughly $7,000 from the Brockton-based union. They were charged with writing unauthorized union checks. The amounts stolen were: Bernard ($4,320.94); Lespinasse ($712.30); Alerte ($551.72); and Nogueira ($1,384.34). The indictments follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.