BLET Treasurer in Ohio Pleads Guilty to Theft; Sentenced

On September 25, Michael Mathis, former treasurer of Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen Division 34, a Teamsters affiliate, pleaded guilty in Franklin County, Ohio Court of Common Pleas to one count of theft from the Columbus-based union in the amount of $5,784. He then was sentenced to 60 days of incarceration (suspended) and one year of probation, and ordered to pay full restitution. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Division of Labor-Management Standards.