Office Manager of Carpenters Local in Oregon Sentenced

bigstockphoto_carpenters_working_3577262_2On January 4, Toni Lancaster, former office manager for Millwrights & Machine Erectors Local 711, an affiliate of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon to five months home confinement and three years probation for embezzling $68,403 in funds from the Portland local. She also was ordered to pay full restitution and a $100 special assessment. Lancaster had been indicted in March 2010, and pleaded guilty in September 2011. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.