President of Teamster Local in Illinois Sentenced

teamsters-logoOn July 18, Jerry Conner, former president of International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 279, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Central Region of Illinois to one year of probation, fined $2,500 and ordered to pay $26,009 in restitution for falsifying financial records of the Decatur, Ill.-based union.  He had pleaded guilty in February to a one-count information.  Teamster General President James P. Hoffa back in June 2013 had replaced Conner with a trustee.  The actions follow a joint investigation by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards and Office of Inspector General.