National Political Director for Steelworkers Sentenced for Theft

Steelworkers logoOn July 30, Charles Rocha, former national political director for the United Steelworkers, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania to two years of probation and ordered to pay a fine of $2,000 for embezzling funds from union headquarters in Pittsburgh. He previously had made restitution in the amount of $12,449. Rocha had been indicted last September and pleaded guilty this past March. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.