CWA Local Treasurer in Maryland Sentenced for Theft

On February 21, Fonda White, former secretary-treasurer of Communications Workers of America Local 2390, was sentenced in Prince George’s County Circuit Court to 10 years in prison (suspended), 90 days of home detention and five years of probation for theft of property from the Maugansville (near Hagerstown), Md.-based union in an amount of between $10,000 and $100,000. She also was ordered to pay $46,271.52 in restitution. White had pleaded guilty last November after being indicted in July on four charges. The union represents employees of Alcatel-Lucent (now part of Nokia) in various locations in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.