Missouri Rail Union Official Sentenced for Wire Fraud

UTU logoOn November 14, Charles McDaniel, former general chairman of United Transportation Union General Committee of Adjustment 341, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri to five years probation and ordered to pay $68,365.62 in restitution and a $100 special assessment. McDaniel had been charged in April with wire fraud in the theft of $44,889.62 from the St. Joseph, Mo.-based union and another $36.629.29 from Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, pleading guilty immediately afterward. The actions follow a probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.