Last Two Persons Sentenced in Counterfeit Check Scheme against Marine Engineers

Marine Engineers logoOn July 10, Nyaunu-Wi Meatia Palmer was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to two years of supervised probation and 50 hours of community service, and was ordered to pay $9,836 in restitution, for attempting to cash a counterfeit check drawn on the bank account of Marine Engineers Beneficial Association District 1, based in Washington, D.C. The following day, one of her co-conspirators, Kenneth Marshall Jr., was sentenced in the same court to three years of supervised probation and 100 hours of community service, and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $18,851. Palmer had pled guilty to bank theft in April; Marshall had pled guilty in March. The third co-conspirator, Dianna Woodall, had been sentenced in June after pleading guilty in March. None of the three were union members. The actions follow a probe by the FBI, and the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards and Office of Inspector General.