Painters District Secretary in NW Indiana Pleads Guilty to Theft from Local

painters-union-logoOn April 19, Tracey Tigner, former office secretary for International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 91, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana to embezzling funds from a council affiliate, IUPAT Local 460, based in Merrillville, Ind. (Lake County). She had been indicted in February. The plea follows a probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Inspector General and Office of Labor-Management Standards.