Machinists Secretary in Illinois Sentenced for Concealment

On July 8, Amber Blake, former secretary-treasurer for International Association of Machinists Local Lodge 124, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois to three years of probation for making a false entry in union financial records in order to conceal her theft from the Channahon (near Joliet) union. She also […]

Ex-Head of Maine Union Co-op Named in Racketeering Suit

The annual Maine lobster catch might not be in trouble, but certain people who sell it are. On December 5, Lobster 207, a wholesale marketing cooperative owned by the Maine Lobstering Union, an affiliate of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, filed a civil racketeering complaint in Bangor federal court against its former […]

Machinists Secretary-Treasurer in Maine Pleads Guilty to Theft

On February 27, Jeffrey Phillips, former financial secretary-treasurer of International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local Lodge 836, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the District of Maine to one count of stealing and carrying away personal property in the sum of $57,610. The Kittery-based union represents employees of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. […]

Machinists Secretary-Treasurer in Houston Charged with Theft

On February 25, Moises Romero, former secretary-treasurer of International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local Lodge 811, was indicted in the District Court of Harris County (Texas) on one count of misapplication of funds from the Houston-based union in a sum of between $20,000 and $100,000. Local 811 represents about 2,700 ramp and fleet […]

Secretary-Treasurer of Machinists Local in Illinois Charged

On November 19, Amber Blake, former secretary-treasurer of International Association of Machinists Local Lodge 124, was charged in an information count in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois with making a false entry in the financial records of the Channahon (near Joliet), Ill. union. The charge follows a probe by the U.S. […]

Secretary-Treasurer of Machinists Local in Maine Indicted

On October 11, Jeffrey Phillips, former financial secretary-treasurer of International Association of Machinists Local 836, was indicted in U.S. District Court for the District of Maine on one count of theft in a sum of more than $1,000 from the Kittery-based union, which represents workers at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. The indictment follows an investigation by […]

Machinists Treasurer in California Charged with Embezzlement, Coverup

For about a year, Kevin Crownover was too clever for his own good. He soon may have to do around that time behind bars. On January 31, Crownover, former treasurer for International Association of Machinists Local Lodge 2947, was charged in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California with one count of embezzling […]

Northern California TCU Treasurer Cops Plea; Sentenced

On June 18, Daniel Ross, former treasurer of Transportation and Communications Union Lodge 6721, pleaded no contest in the Superior Court of California, County of Alameda, to misdemeanor theft in the sum of $4,607 from the Oakland union. He then was sentenced to 30 days of incarceration (suspended), plus three years of probation, and ordered […]