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Former Union Official Indicted for Taking Union Funds

November 1, 2011

BIRMINGHAM – A federal grand jury today indicted a Huntsville man for taking money from a Madison County union lodge while he was an officer there, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards, Nashville District Director Craig Neel.

The indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges DAVID ALAN DAUGETTE, 48, former secretary-treasurer of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers AFL/CIO, Space and Rocket City Local Lodge 2766, with stealing more than $6,700 in lodge funds from 2006 through 2008.

“Local union officers are supposed to protect members’ rights, not steal from them,” Vance said.

If convicted, DAUGETTE faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

The U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards, investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Melissa K. Atwood is prosecuting the case.

Members of the public are reminded that the indictment contains only charges. A defendant is presumed innocent of the charges and it will be the government’s burden to prove a defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial.





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