Michigan Utility Workers Local Financial Secretary Pleads Guilty

utility-workers-logoOn August 11, Robert Cole, former financial secretary of Utility Workers Union of America Local 124, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan to one count of embezzlement of union funds in the amount of $11,605.59, one count of filing a false report and one count of making false entries in union records. The union is located in Irons (Lake County), Mich. The guilty plea follows an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.