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.

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 […]

BLET Secretary-Treasurer in Texas Charged with Theft; Pleads Guilty

On September 16, Edward Davis Jr., former secretary-treasurer of Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) Division 620, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas to embezzling funds from the Fort Worth union in the amount of $61,386. He had been charged in an information count two days earlier. The […]

Illinois BLET Secretary-Treasurer Charged with Embezzlement

On May 2, Thomas Miller, former secretary-treasurer of Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen Division 815, was charged in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois with embezzling $10,686 in funds from the Joliet-based union. The charge follows an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.

Panel Seeks Theft Charges against Cleveland Locomotive Boss

As far as corrupt Teamster bosses from Cleveland go, Don Hahs isn’t remotely in the same league as the union’s general president during the mid to late 80s, the late Jackie Presser, a kept man of the Mob. But the discovery that Hahs likely embezzled funds has raised concerns of a federally-appointed oversight body. In […]