On March 6, Kenneth Marshall Jr. pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to one count of bank theft, and one count of aiding and abetting. Marshall, indicted in January, had cashed two counterfeit checks totaling $18,851 drawn on the bank account of Marine Engineers Beneficial Association (MEBA) District 1. MEBA, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is an affiliate of the AFL-CIO. According to a union spokesman, this was a case of identity theft. The indictment and guilty plea follow a joint investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards and Office of Inspector General.