BLET Secretary-Treasurer in Texas Sentenced for Embezzlement

On January 29, Edward Davis Jr., former secretary-treasurer of Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen Division 620, was sentenced to six months of home confinement and three years of supervised release for embezzling funds from the Fort Worth-based union in the sum of $61,386. He also was ordered to pay full restitution. Davis had pleaded guilty immediately after being charged last September. According to investigators, Davis wrote 86 unauthorized union checks to himself. BLET Division 620 represents about 130 locomotive engineers employed by Union Pacific Railroad. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.