On April 9, Nyaunu-Wi Meatia Palmer 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, for participation in a scheme to cash a $9,836 counterfeit check drawn from the bank account of Marine Engineers Beneficial Association (MEBA) District 1, located in Washington, D.C. Palmer is the third person involved in the scandal. On March 26, Dianna Woodall pleaded guilty to these charges involving the same sum. And on March 6, Kenneth Marshall Jr. pleaded guilty to cashing two counterfeit MEBA checks totaling $18,851. A union spokesman had told NLPC that none of the participants was a union member, and that this was a case of identity theft. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.