On November 18, Bud Sherwood, former secretary-treasurer of Transportation Communications Union (TCU) Lodge 6546, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio to time served and one year of supervised release for embezzling $10,813 from the Bellevue (near Sandusky) union. He previously had paid $13,002 in restitution. Sherwood had pleaded guilty in June after being charged in May. TCU is an affiliate of the International Association of Machinists. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.