Los Angeles-Area Steelworkers Local Officials Indicted for Theft

On July 1, Joan Dutton and Tatia Clark, respectively, former president and former financial secretary of United Steelworkers Local 2801, were charged in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in a four-count indictment for conspiracy, aiding and abetting, embezzlement, and concealment in relation to their theft of $15,935 in funds from the Signal Hill, Calif.-based union. The charges follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.