Minnesota Locomotive Engineers Secretary-Treasurer Sentenced for Fraud

LocomotiveOn November 30, Jonathan Thompson, former secretary-treasurer of Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen Division 333, was sentenced in Dakota County District Court of Minnesota to 364 days in jail and two years probation for financial transaction card fraud against the Rosemount union. He also will have to make restitution in the amount of $11,841.76 to the union and another $9,650.93 to Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland, plus pay $455 in court costs and perform 40 hours of community service. Thompson had pleaded guilty in September. The guilty plea and sentencing follow a probe by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.