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Union Rep Charged With Embezzling Funds Over 5 Years

February 7, 2012

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Corning, New York, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of union embezzlement, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The one-count indictment named Robert J. Misuraca, 52, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, Robert J. Misuraca, a Staff Representative of the International Union of United Steelworkers stole more than $17,000 from the union by charging personal expenses to the union credit card over the five-year period from Feb. 3, 2005 to Jan. 20, 2010.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of five years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both.  Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Leo M. Dillon is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Department of Labor, Office of Labor Management Standards conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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