Transport Workers Secretary in Texas Charged with $400K Theft; Pleads Guilty

On October 4, Matt Smith, former secretary-treasurer of Transport Workers Union Local 576, was indicted in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas on one count of embezzling $399,499 in funds from the Hurst, Texas (Dallas-Ft. Worth area) union. Two days later, on October 6, he pleaded guilty. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.