Former CWA Treasurer in Illinois Indicted for Embezzlement

On January 10, Natasha Bever, former treasurer of Communications Workers of America Local 4202, was indicted in U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois on one count of issuing unauthorized payroll checks to herself in the amount of $117,378. The union is based in Rantoul, Ill., near Champaign-Urbana. The indictment follows a probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.