SMART Secretary-Treasurer in Washington State Indicted for $400K+ Theft, Records Concealment

On October 4, Gregory Normand, former secretary-treasurer of International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART), Transportation Division, Local 324, was indicted in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington on one count of embezzling about $443,000 in funds from the Marysville, Wash.-based union and one count of making false statements in annual financial reports to conceal the thefts. Despite the prodigious sum stolen, no articles on this case could be found anywhere. The indictment follows an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.