Secretary-Treasurer of Indiana Machinists Local Sentenced

On February 20, Robert Stephenson, former secretary-treasurer of International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local 2903, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana to one year of supervised probation, including six months of home confinement, for filing false reports related to his theft of more than $18,000 in funds from the Westville, Ind.-based union. He also was ordered to pay a $3,000 fine. Stephenson had pleaded guilty in November. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.