Bookkeeper for Boston-Area Painters Council Sentenced for Theft

painters-union-logoOn October 29, Jacqueline Askew, former bookkeeper for International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Council 35, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts to two years of probation for embezzling $40,930 in funds from the Roslindale (Boston), Mass.-based union.  She also was ordered to pay $18,720 in restitution, a $2,500 fine and a $100 special assessment.  Askew, who previously paid $22,209 in restitution, had pled guilty in July after being charged in June.  The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.