Indiana Locomotive Engineers Secretary-Treasurer Indicted

STEAM LOCOMOTIVEOn April 7, Robert Lauermann, former secretary-treasurer of Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen Division 682, was indicted in Hammond, Indiana federal court on one count of embezzlement of union funds in an amount over $10,000. The alleged thefts occurred during May 2006-December 2009. The Whiting (Lake County)-based union represents engineers of the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad. The charge follows a probe by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.