The Defendants Plead Guilty, Your Honor

In two separate cases over the last month, two Michigan union officials pled guilty to violations of federal law

Over the last month, two Michigan union officials pled guilty to federal criminal charges. In one case, UAW members were bilked out of over $200,000. From the Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards:

On July 20, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Andrew Blackmon, former President of Steelworkers Local 842 (located in Detroit, Mich.), pled guilty to one count of falsifying union records. On June 18, 2010, Blackmon was charged with the same offense. The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Detroit District Office.

On July 28, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, Robbin R. Wolff, former bookkeeper of United Autoworkers (UAW) Local 383 (located in Benton Harbor, Mich.), pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $200,397.63 and to one count of falsifying union records. On July 23, 2010, Wolff was charged in an information with the same offenses. The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Detroit District Office.