On April 6, Trey Huffty, former president of United Steelworkers Local 1731, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas to embezzling funds from the White Hall (near Pine Bluff) union in the amount of $37,368. He had been charged in January. As part of the plea agreement, Huffty will repay […]
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Steelworkers Local President in Oklahoma Pleads Guilty
On April 8, Thomas Burkhart, former president of United Steelworkers Local 145, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma to embezzling $19,900 in funds from the Sapulpa-based union. He had been charged on March 25. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.
Steelworkers President in Oklahoma Charged with Embezzlement
On March 25, Thomas Burkhart, former president of United Steelworkers Local 145, was charged in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma with one count of embezzling funds from the Sapulpa (near Tulsa)-based union in the sum of $19,900. The charge follows an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.
Labor Department Calls Out Steelworkers, AFGE
Longtime readers of this publication no doubt have a sense of which unions are most prone to internal theft. The U.S. Department of Labor certainly does. In separate letters dated October 6, the DOL warned United Steelworkers President Thomas Conway and American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) President Everett Kelley that their unions are “disproportionately […]
Tennessee Steelworkers Local Secretary-Treasurer Sentenced
On September 15, Travis Cofer, former secretary-treasurer of United Steelworkers Local 990, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee to two years of probation for embezzling $12,432 in funds from the Maryville (near Knoxville) union. He also was ordered to pay $9,608 in restitution on top of the $2,824 he […]
Upstate New York Steelworkers Secretary Sentenced for Theft
At least Brian Arnold won’t have to serve any prison time. Last Thursday, September 10, Arnold, former financial secretary of United Steelworkers Local 104M, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York to two years of probation, including six months of home confinement, for embezzling $33,224.15 from the Elmira-based union. […]
Steelworkers Secretary in Upstate New York Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement
Brian Arnold had full control over his union’s finances – too much control. On June 9, Arnold, former financial secretary for United Steelworkers Local 104M, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York to embezzling more than $33,000 in funds from the Elmira-based union. The local represents about 75 workers […]