Utility Workers Treasurer in Long Island Sentenced for Theft

utility-workers-logoOn October 26, Charles Burke, former treasurer of Utility Workers Union of America Local 365, was sentenced to three years of probation in Nassau County (N.Y.) District Court for embezzling $111,000 from the Valley Stream-based union, which represents employees of American Water.  He also was ordered to pay the remaining $37,000 in restitution.  Burke had pleaded guilty to larceny and fraud in April following his arraignment in March.  The actions follow a probe by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.