Wisconsin Maintenance of Way Secretary Sentenced for Embezzling, False Record-Keeping

maintenance of way employees _bmwe_ logoOn February 11, Frank Kmiec, former secretary-treasurer of Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Local 2857, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois to one year probation, the first six months of which would be served in home confinement, for making false entries in union records in connection with his embezzlement of $19,461.39 in union funds. He had pleaded guilty in November. The local is based in Genoa City, Wisconsin (Kenosha County), just north of Illinois. The guilty plea and sentencing follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.