Mississippi Local Machinists Secretary-Treasurer Pleads Guilty to Theft

On April 11, Bonnie Nixon, former secretary-treasurer of International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local Lodge W443, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi to embezzling $15,981.66 in funds from the Laurel-based union. She had been indicted in December. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.