Business Agent for Machinists Local in Virginia Sentenced

On September 20, Jeff Agee, former business representative for International Association of Machinists Lodge 10, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia to 180 days of home confinement and three years of supervised release for embezzling funds from the Richmond-based union. He also was ordered to pay a $2,000 fine and a $100 special assessment. Agee had been charged in April and pleaded guilty in May. Apparently, there was more than initially met the eye. Although the charge and guilty plea indicated he stole $4,181.62, sentencing records show he had made full restitution in the amount of $26,139.13. The actions follow a probe by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.