Dallas-Ft. Worth Transport Workers Secretary Sentenced for $400K Embezzlement

On January 22, Matt Smith, former secretary-treasurer of Transport Workers Union Local 576, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas to 10 months in prison and one year of supervised release for embezzling funds from the Hurst-based union. He also was ordered to pay $300,848 in restitution and a $100 special assessment. Smith had pleaded guilty in October, two days after being indicted that month for embezzling $399,499. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.