Novelty Workers Ex-Local Treasurer in New Jersey Sentenced

noveltiesOn March 21, David Caivano, former secretary-treasurer of International Union of Allied Novelty and Production Workers Local 148, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the State of New Jersey to three years of probation for receiving unauthorized loans from the Jersey City-based union. He pleaded guilty in January. Caivano, along with former Local 148 President Stephen Arena, had been arrested and indicted in September 2010 for embezzling a combined more than $375,000 over nearly a half-decade. In addition to serving his sentence, Caivano must make restitution in the amount of $110,000. The actions follow an investigation by the Labor Department’s Office of Inspector General and Office of Labor-Management Standards.