Wisconsin Maintenance of Way Local Secretary Pleads Guilty

maintenance of way employees _bmwe_ logoOn November 22, Frank Kmiec, former secretary-treasurer for Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Local 2857, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois to making false entries in union financial records in connection with his theft of $19,461.39 in union funds. He had been charged on November 2. The local is based in Genoa City, Wisconsin (Kenosha County), just north of the Illinois border. The actions follow a probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.