On January 23, Brianna Gates, former financial secretary of United Steelworkers of America Local 7-975, pleaded guilty in the Fountain County, Indiana Circuit Court to two counts of theft totaling $3,975. She then was sentenced to three years of probation and 50 hours of community service for each year of her sentence. She also was ordered to pay the remaining restitution balance of $1,729. Though Gates is a resident of Indiana, the union is based in Fairmount, Ill. The guilty plea and sentencing follow a probe by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.