SMART Treasurer in North Dakota Charged with Embezzlement

On January 15, Chad Waldoch, former secretary-treasurer with Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART) Local 980, was indicted in U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota for embezzling $107,706 in funds from the Fargo union during January 2012-October 2017. He had been arrested the previous day. After pleading not guilty, he is facing a trial set to begin on March 31. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.