Texas United Transportation Union Secretary-Treasurer, Wife Indicted

utu-logoOn September 7, Vance Valentine, formerly secretary-treasurer of United Transportation Union Local 524 in Willis, Tex. (north of Houston), was indicted in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas on one count of conspiracy and four counts of embezzlement of union assets of an unspecified sum. His wife, Sheila, that day also was indicted for embezzling union assets by writing unauthorized checks, making unauthorized debit card purchases and making unauthorized cash withdrawals. The indictments follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.