Cincinnati UFCW Secretary-Treasurer Pleads Guilty; Sentenced

United Food and Commercial Workers logoOn October 27, Chad Petras, former secretary-treasurer of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 342C, pleaded guilty in the Hamilton County, Ohio Court of Common Pleas to one count of attempted theft of funds from the union. He then was sentenced to 180 days in jail (suspended) and one year of probation, and was ordered to pay $7,500 in restitution and a $150 fine. Petras had been indicted on one count in January 2013. The union, at the time of the offense was based in Rising Sun, Ind., but since has moved to Cincinnati. The actions follow a probe by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.