Union Rep Charged With Charging Personal Expenses To Union Credit And Fuel Cards
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of St. Paul, Minnesota, 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 Curtis Reed, 56, as the sole defendant.
According to the indictment, Curtis Reed, a Staff Representative of the International Union of United Steelworkers stole approximately $3,700 from the union by charging personal expenses to the union credit and fuel cards over the five-year period from March of 2005 to May of 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.