IATSE Treasurer in Wisconsin Charged with Embezzlement

IATSE logoOn August 5, Ira Alper, former treasurer of International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees District 9, was charged in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois for embezzling union funds in the amount of $76,768. The charge was filed in Illinois, though IATSE District 9 is based in Madison, Wisconsin. The charge follows a probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.