Washington State Security Treasurer Sentenced for Embezzlement

On January 18, Charles Nelson, former secretary-treasurer of the National Council of Security Police, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington to six months in federal prison and three years of probation for embezzling funds from the Yakima, Wash.-based union federation. He also was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $143,489 plus a $100 fine. Nelson had pleaded guilty last September after being charged in April. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department Office of Labor-Management Standards.