Treasurer of IATSE District Council in Wisconsin Pleads Guilty

iatse-logo_0On October 3, Ira Alper, former treasurer of International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees District 9, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois to one count of embezzling $76,768 in union funds. He had been charged in August. The district council is based in Madison, Wisconsin, but Alper had committed the theft in Illinois, thus explaining the prosecution occurring in the latter state. The actions follow a probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.