New York City IATSE President Sentenced for Embezzlement

iatse-logo_0On February 13, John McNamee Jr., president of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 829, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to 12 months in prison and two years of supervised release for embezzling $150,000 from the New York City union. He was indicted last February and pleaded guilty in October following a probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards. McNamee originally had been charged with stealing nearly $250,000 and filing false reports to conceal the thefts. The case is separate from a U.S. Department of Labor civil suit against local pension plan trustees, alleging more than $3 million in illegal transactions and failure to perform due diligence in managing another $11 million in assets.