Ex-Treasurer of Laborers Local in Arizona Pleads Guilty

liuna logoOn January 22, Therlen Benally, former treasurer of Laborers International Union of North America Local 1386, pleaded guilty in Maricopa County (Phoenix) Superior Court to theft, identity theft and forgery after being charged in a 29-count indictment last October.  Anne Susan, former business manager of the Phoenix-based local, had pleaded guilty this January on similar charges after being indicted in October.  Local 1386 represents certain area health care employees.  The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.