Detroit-Area Transportation Union Treasurer Sentenced

UTU logoOn August 10, Paul Morales, former treasurer of United Transportation Union Local 1477, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan to three years of probation and was ordered to pay $25,329.39 in restitution and a $25 assessment for embezzling from the Taylor, Mich.-based union. Morales had been charged on February 29 with making unauthorized cash withdrawals totaling $22,829.39 and pleaded guilty on April 18. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.