Southern California Machinists Treasurer Charged; Pleads Guilty

machinists-logo_0On March 30, Oscar Luevano, former financial secretary-treasurer of Transportation Communications Union (TCU) Local Lodge 5050, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California to embezzling $132,939 in funds from the Covina (Los Angeles County)-based union. He had been charged five days earlier. TCU is an affiliate of the International Association of Machinists. The charge follows a probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.