Laborers Secretary-Treasurer in California Charged with Theft

On March 3, Edward Padilla, former secretary-treasurer and business manager for Laborers International Union of North America Local 220, was charged in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California with one count of embezzlement in the amount of $168,780 from the Bakersfield union. The charge follows a probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.