Locomotive Engineers Secretary-Treasurer in Illinois Sentenced

blet-logoOn July 24, Robert Davis, former secretary-treasurer of Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) Division 644, a Teamsters affiliate, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois to four years of probation, the first six months with supervised release, for embezzling funds from the Cameron (near Galesburg)-based Ill. union. He also was ordered to pay $24,625 in restitution and a $100 assessment. Davis had pleaded guilty in March after being charged in July 2013 with embezzling $27,712. The actions follow a probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.