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Former Union Official Charged with Embezzling Funds

August 29, 2013

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A Beaver County resident 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 David L. Barr, 50, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, David L. Barr, while a Financial Secretary-Treasurer of the Local No. 99 of the Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics & Allied Workers International Union, AFL-CIO, CLC, stole approximately $5,688.40 from the union by cashing 19 employer dues remittance checks belonging to the labor organization and converting the monies to his own personal use during the period from April 9, 2010 through Sept. 22, 2011.

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 Mary McKeen Houghton 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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