Texas IBEW Business Manager Sentenced for Embezzlement

ibewlogoOn October 3, Andrew Irwin, former business manager-financial secretary of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 72, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas to 10 months of incarceration and three years of supervised release for embezzling funds from the Waco-based union. He also was ordered to pay $27,321.63 in restitution, a $500 fine and a $100 special assessment. Irwin was charged in May with embezzling $47,096 and pleaded guilty in June. The actions follow a probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.