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Former Official Sentenced for Embezzling from Letter Carriers Union

March 28, 2013

PITTSBUGRH - A resident of New Stanton, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to three years probation, with five months home detention and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $4,914.91 on his conviction of union embezzlement, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Chief United States District Judge Gary L. Lancaster imposed the sentence on Frank Rysz, 47.

According to information presented to the court, Rysz, a Secretary-Treasurer of the Letter Carriers, National Association, AFL-CIO, Branch 1124, stole approximately $12,514.19 from the union by writing and cashing 70 unauthorized union checks, by making 26 unauthorized cash withdrawals and by making unauthorized payments over the four-year period from Jan. 1, 2007 to Dec. 31, 2010.

Assistant United States Attorney Robert S. Cessar prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Department of Labor, Office of Labor Management Standards for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Rysz.

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