Minneapolis CWA Financial Secretary Pleads Guilty to Theft; Sentenced

On November 14, Dennis Earley, former financial secretary of Communications Workers of America Local 87140, pleaded guilty in Hennepin County Court of Minnesota to theft by swindle of more than $5,000 from the Minneapolis-based union. He then was sentenced to 10 days in a work house and three years of probation, and ordered to pay a $500 fine. Earley had been charged in August. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.