Transit Union Secretary in New Jersey Sentenced for Embezzlement

On November 17, Angel Luis Garcia, former financial secretary of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1614, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey to a year of home confinement, plus three years of supervised release, for embezzling around $117,000 from the union, based in Dover (Morris County), N.J. He also was ordered to pay $119,021 in restitution and a $100 special assessment. Garcia had pleaded guilty this June after being charged in December 2019. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.