Pittsburgh-Area Transit Union President Sentenced for Theft

On November 29, Donald Kotouch, former president and business agent for Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1738, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania to five years probation, including six months home detention, for embezzlement of $18,806.27 in funds from the Latrobe, Pa.-based union during 2005-09. He also will have to pay full restitution. Kotouch had pleaded guilty in June. The actions follow an investigation by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.