Electrical Workers Local President in Alabama Sentenced

On November 17, Michael Williams, former president of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 780, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Middle District Court of Alabama to 16 months in prison and three years of probation for embezzling funds from the Eufaula, Ala. union. He also was ordered to pay $2,826 in restitution and a $100 special assessment. Williams had been indicted in March on 10 counts of embezzlement totaling $4,906 and four counts of making a false entry in union financial records. He pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement in June. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.