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Former Union Rep Admits Stealing $17,000 from Steelworkers

June 25, 2012

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Corning, New York, pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of union embezzlement, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Robert J. Misuraca, 52, pleaded guilty to one count before United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that 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.

Judge Fischer scheduled sentencing for Nov. 2, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 5 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.

Pending sentencing, the court continued defendant on bond.

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 that led to the prosecution of Misuraca.

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