Ex-President of Steelworkers Local in Oklahoma Sentenced

steelworkers-logoOn September 7, Jason Leach, former president of United Steelworkers Local 13-669, was ordered in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma to pay a $100 fine and a $25 special assessment for theft of funds from the Pryor Creek, Okla.-based union in the amount of $2,524. He had pleaded guilty in May after being charged in April. His brother, Jeremy Leach, former secretary-treasurer of the local, had been given the same punishment this August after pleading guilty in May in a superseding indictment for stealing $3,111. The actions follow a probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.