Oklahoma Steelworkers Officials Hit with Superseding Indictments; Plead Guilty

steelworkers-logoOn May 24, Jeremy Leach, former secretary-treasurer of United Steelworkers Local 13-669, was charged in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma in a superseding indictment with one count of making false statements in records of the Pryor Creek, Okla.-based union.  Three days later he pleaded guilty.  On May 25, his brother, Jason Leach, former local president, was charged in a similar superseding indictment.  He pleaded guilty the next day.  The pair had been charged in April with thefts in respective amounts of $3,111 and $2,524.  The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.