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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA

William J. Ihlenfeld, II
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY


1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Fawn E. Thomas, Public Affairs Specialist

June 10, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Suwanee, Georgia, Resident Indicted on
Embezzlement Charge in West Virginia

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA — A 40 year old Suwanee, Georgia, resident was named in an Indictment returned by a Federal Grand Jury sitting in Wheeling, West Virginia, on June 7, 2011.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that STEPHEN J. KOSKI was named in a one-count Indictment. The Indictment alleges that KOSKI, while serving as the secretary -treasury of the Machinists, AFL-CIO, Lodge 1027, embezzled monies, funds, and other assets of the labor organization from April 2006 to April 2008 in the Northern District of West Virginia.

If convicted, KOSKI faces a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment and a fine of $10,000 on the Indictment.

The case will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Andrew R. Cogar. The case was investigated by the United States Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards.

It should be noted that the charges contained in the Indictment are merely accusations and not evidence of guilt, and that each defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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