Union Officer Pleads Guilty to Improperly Maintaining and Falsifying Labor Union Reports
Las Vegas, Nev. - Daniel G. Bogden, United States Attorney for the District of Nevada, announces that TIMOTHY J. EGAN, age 44, a resident of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Court Judge Phillip Pro to Failure to Maintain Labor Union Records, a violation of Title 29, United States Code, Section 439(a), and False Statements and Omissions of Material Facts in Labor Union Reports, a violation of Title 29, United States Code, Section 439(b).
According to the court records, from approximately January 1998 through March 2000, TIMOTHY J. EGAN served as a business manager and Secretary-Treasurer for the Bricklayers and Allied Crafts Local 3 Union (BAC Local 3) in Las Vegas. During that period, EGAN failed to maintain financial records documenting, among other things, his personal use of the cash union dues he collected from members as well as his personal use of the union credit cards. EGAN also failed to disclose these matters on annual reports submitted to the Department of Labor. In August 1999, an office manager with BAC Local 3, noticed that $4,000 in cash was missing from the union's bank deposit bag. When the office manager confronted EGAN about the missing cash, EGAN admitted that for over a two-year period he had been taking monies from the bank bag for his own personal use, but stated that he would repay them. Between December 17, 1998, and February 6, 2000, EGAN also made at least $10,000 in personal charges on union credit cards, including $7,927 in cash advances at casinos. EGAN did not keep records of the personal charges he made on the union credit cards or what he had repaid the union. He instructed the union office manager to pay the entire credit card balance each time it was due.
EGAN is released on bond pending sentencing. He is facing up to one year in federal prison, a $10,000 fine, and will also be required to make restitution to the labor union. The actual sentence will be dictated by the United States Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of factors, and will be imposed in the discretion of the Court. EGAN is scheduled to be sentenced before U.S. District Court Judge Philip Pro on December12, 2003, at 9:00 a.m.
The prosecution is the result of an investigation by the United States Department of Labor Office of Labor-Management Standards, San Francisco District Office. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Justin J. Roberts.