After stealing nearly $1.5 mil from union members, an ex-Boilermakers’ union business manager faces justice.
On September 14, 2017, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Raymond C. Ventrone, former business manager of International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Local 154 (located in Pittsburgh, Pa.) pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in the approximate amount of $1,499,000, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c), and one count of tax evasion in the approximate amount of $265,343, in violation of 26 U.S.C. 7201. The guilty plea follows a joint investigation by the OLMS Philadelphia-Pittsburgh District Office, Department of Labor’s Office of Inspector General, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Source: U.S. Department of Labor