Louisiana Boilermakers Former Local President Sentenced

boilermakers-at-workOn July 14, Charles Fleming, former president of International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Lodge 1814, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana to two years probation for making false entries in financial records of the Bridge City, La.-based union to cover embezzlement. He also was ordered to pay $1,190.83 in restitution, a $3,000 fine and a $25 special assessment. The current local president, Christopher Burnett, pleaded guilty in September to a similar offense. The sentencing follows a probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.