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Former Labor Union Officer Sentenced for Improperly Maintaining and Falsifying Labor Union Reports

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January 30, 2004

Las Vegas, Nev. -  The former business manager and Secretary-Treasurer for the Bricklayers and Allied Crafts Local 3 Union (BAC Local 3) in Las Vegas has been sentenced to two years probation and four months of home detention with electronic monitoring for making false statements on the union's records in order to hide monies he had been stealing from them, announced Daniel G. Bogden, United States Attorney for the District of Nevada.

TIMOTHY J. EGAN, age 44, a resident of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, was sentenced today before U.S. District Court Judge Phillip Pro, who also ordered Egan to pay $19,363.40 in restitution to the union. Egan pleaded guilty in September 2003 to Failure to Maintain Labor Union Records and False Statements and Omissions of Material Facts in Labor Union Reports.

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.

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.

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