Financial Secretary of Carpenters Local in Oregon Sentenced

carpenters-logoOn May 16, Charles Owens, former financial secretary of United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners Local 2791, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon to three years supervised release and ordered to pay a $25 fine for failing to conceal the theft of $65,791 from the Albany, Ore.-based union. He had been indicted for embezzlement in March 2010, and pleaded guilty to falsifying records this February. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.