BLET Secretary in Southern California Charged with Embezzlement

On March 12, Stephen Rooze, former secretary-treasurer of Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen Division 662, was indicted in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on four counts of embezzling $140,064 in funds from the Burbank-based union. The indictment follows an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.