SMART President in Washington State Sentenced for Embezzlement

On August 29, Pascale McAtee, former president of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART) Local 161, Transportation Division, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington to five months in prison, to be followed by three years of probation, for embezzling more than $82,000 in funds from the Everett (Snohomish County), Wash.-based union. He also was ordered to pay $73,583 in restitution and a $100 special assessment. McAtee had pleaded guilty in April after being indicted last December. The actions follow a probe by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.