Chicago BLET Secretary-Treasurer Sentenced for Records Fraud

blet-logoOn March 2, Kimberly Hesla, former secretary-treasurer of Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen Division 474, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the District of Northern Illinois to one year of probation, and was ordered to pay a fine of $1,000 and a special assessment of $25, for falsifying financial records of the Chicago-based union.  She had pleaded guilty in November after being charged in October.  The actions follow a probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.