West Virginia Maintenance of Way Treasurer Indicted for Embezzlement

On July 12, Derrick George, formerly secretary-treasurer for Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Local 76, was indicted in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia for embezzlement of $19,287.42 from the Leon, W.Va. union. George, 29, a resident of Vinton, Ohio, allegedly took the money during January-November 2009. The indictment follows a joint investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards and Office of Inspector General.