Transportation Union Treasurer in Nebraska Sentenced for Embezzlement

smart-logoOn October 19, Richard Molczyk, former treasurer of United Transportation Union Local 493, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska to five years of probation and ordered to pay $13,196 in restitution and a $100 special assessment for embezzling funds from the Omaha union. He had pleaded guilty in April after being indicted in August 2014. United Transportation Union is now formally Transportation Division of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation (SMART), the UTU and the Sheet Metal Workers having merged several years ago. Local 493 is now based in Fort Dodge, Iowa. The actions follow a probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.