Atlanta-Area Transportation Union Secretary Sentenced for Theft

On July 7, Jay Roy, former secretary-treasurer of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation (SMART) Local 1245 – Transportation Division, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia to two months in prison and two years of probation for embezzling funds from the Locust Grove, Ga.-based union, and was ordered to pay $83,417 in restitution plus a $100 special assessment. Roy had pleaded in March to one count of theft in the amount of $2,125, though he had stolen far more. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.