Federal Union Prosecutions Point to Need for Audits

March 6, 2019

Via: ENR

Building trades officials and employees embezzled millions of dollars in recent years, raiding the bank accounts of their locals to pay for trips to Las Vegas, lavish jewelry, luxury cars, home renovations and even a new puppy, U.S. Labor Dept. records show.

In January, federal officials charged John Dougherty, a top official in Local 98 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in Philadelphia, as well as six others affiliated with the local, with stealing $600,000 from the union and its apprenticeship training program.

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