On February 11, Kathryn Connelly, former president of National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 707, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan to one year of probation, and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and a $100 special assessment, for embezzling $10,323 in funds from Sault Ste. Marie-based union. She already has paid full restitution. Connelly had pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement in September following a joint investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards and the U.S. Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General.