Steelworkers Secretary-Treasurer in New Mexico Pleads Guilty

steelworkers-logoOn December 2, Thomas Chavez, former secretary-treasurer of United Steelworkers Local 12-659, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico to one count of embezzlement in the amount of $16,965.54 from the Questa, N.M.-based union. He had been indicted last April. The indictment follows an investigation by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.