Maintenance of Way Secretary in West Virginia Pleads Guilty

On October 4, Derrick George, former secretary-treasurer of Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Local 76, a Teamster affiliate, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia to embezzling union funds in the amount of $19,287.42 to the Leon, W.V.-based union. As part of the plea, he will have to make full restitution. George had been indicted in July. The actions follow a joint investigation by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards and Office of Inspector General.