Upstate New York Electrical Workers Boss Pleads Guilty to Fraud

ibewlogoOn November 17, Brian Scott, former president and business manager of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 503, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to one count of mail fraud against the Monroe (Orange County), N.Y.-based union. He had been hit with a superseding indictment in August on one count each of embezzlement, mail fraud and false reporting following his arrest in February and an earlier indictment the previous October. Scott, now a resident of Miami Beach, Fla., had been accused of making unauthorized charges from union accounts totaling $66,954 during the period July 2008-February 2012. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.