Southeast Texas Carpenters Business Manager Sentenced for Embezzlement

Bush addressing CarpentersOn May 13, Michael Doggett, former business manager, training program director and secretary-treasurer of United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners Local 502, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas to five months in prison, 150 days home detention and three years supervised release for embezzling from the union’s Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee Fund. He also will have to make restitution in the amount of $39,324. The union is based in Orange, Texas, in the Beaumont-Port Arthur area. Doggett had been indicted last September and pleaded guilty this January. The actions follow a joint investigation by the FBI and the Labor Department’s Employee Benefits Security Administration and Office of Labor-Management Standards.