Steelworkers President in West Virginia Sentenced for Theft

steelworkers-logoOn April 6, James Coffey, former president of United Steelworkers Local 5-887, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia to two years of probation for embezzling funds from the Newell, W.Va.-based union in the amount of $6,260.  He already paid $7,419 in restitution prior to sentencing.  Coffey had pleaded guilty in January after being indicted last October for embezzling $7,098.  The actions follow an investigation by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.