Western Michigan UAW Secretary Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

On March 10, Brian Rittenhouse, former financial secretary of United Auto Workers Local 1320, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan to one count of embezzlement from the Grandville (near Grand Rapids)-based union. He had been indicted for embezzlement and false record-keeping in January. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.