IBEW President in Upstate New York Indicted Again for Theft

ibewlogoThe situation for Brian Scott keeps getting more troublesome. On August 23, Scott, former president and business manager for International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 503, was hit with a superseding indictment in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on one count each of embezzlement, mail fraud and false reporting against the Monroe (Orange County), N.Y.-based union. He had been arrested in February following an earlier indictment last October. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.

According to prosecutors, Scott, now 46 and a resident of Miami Beach, Fla., during July 2008-February 2012 allegedly made unauthorized charges with his two union credit cards totaling $48,534 and collected another $18,420 in unauthorized union checks he had written out to himself. Grand total: $66,954. He used the stolen money mainly to purchase meals, travel and entertainment, and to cover bail bond fees following an arrest in 2012 on an unrelated charge. Additionally, for fiscal years 2009, 2010 and 2011 he allegedly concealed the thefts on Labor Department LM-2 financial forms.