Treasurer of Painters Local in Ohio Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

On January 23, Shannon Pemberton, former treasurer of International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Local 238, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky to one count of embezzling $6,403 in funds from the Cincinnati union. The alleged offenses occurred in neighboring Kentucky. He had been indicted in October. The actions follow a probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.