Secretary-Treasurer of Transportation Union in Mississippi Indicted

SMART (United Transportation Union)On October 20, James Adams, former secretary treasurer of Transportation Division Local 427 of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation, or SMART (formerly United Transportation Union), was indicted in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi on one count of embezzling $45,043 in funds from the Byram, Miss.-based union and one count of making false statements in union financial records. The indictment follows a probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.