Office Manager for Insulators Local in Alabama Pleads Guilty

heat-and-frost-insulators_0On August 30, Michell Clifton, former office manager for International Association of Heat & Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local 78, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama to one count of embezzling $23,014 in funds from the Irondale (Birmingham area), Ala.-based union. She also agreed to pay full restitution. Clifton had been charged in June with one count of embezzlement, 17 counts of forgery and two counts of making false statements. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.