United States Attorney David Capp

Northern District of Indiana

5400 Federal Plaza, Suite 1500

Hammond, Indiana  46320

Hammond                                                      South Bend                                           Fort Wayne



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         CONTACT: Mary Hatton

February 12, 2013                                                                               PHONE: (219) 937-5603

www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/                                                                                                  FAX (219) 852-2770






                Hammond, Indiana- The United States Attorney’s Office announced that the following Indictment was returned on February 7, 2013 and unsealed today:


  Ø   Tracey R. Tigner, 41, of Gary, Indiana, was charged in an Indictment with embezzlement and theft of funds from the Painters District Council 91 of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades.  These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the United States Department of Labor Office of Inspector General as well as the Office of Labor Management Standards.  This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Randall Stewart.



The United States Attorney's Office emphasized that an Indictment is merely an allegation and that all persons charged are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.