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Former Union Treasurer Sentenced to Prison for Embezzlement

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Wisconsin

United States Attorney Matthew D. Krueger announced that Cheryl A. Angell (age: 59) of Kaukauna, Wisconsin, was sentenced today in federal court in Green Bay for embezzlement of union funds. Chief United States District Judge William C. Griesbach sentenced Lewis to a thirteen month term of imprisonment and ordered her to pay $98,711 in restitution to United Steelworkers Local 2. Judge Griesbach also placed Angell on supervised release for three years. 

Angell, the former Treasurer for United Steelworkers Local 2, was sentenced following her earlier guilty plea to the charge of embezzling $98,711 in union funds over the course of approximately 4 years. Angell admitted to doing so by writing in excess of 100 checks to herself, using a union credit card for personal expenses, and depositing the proceeds of union checks into her personal account, all without union authorization. Angell spent a considerable portion of the funds obtained at local casinos. In imposing sentence, Chief Judge Griesbach stressed the length of the fraud and Angell’s abuse of trust placed in her by union members. Chief Judge Griesbach also stated Angell’s sentence should deter others from committing similar thefts and serve as a significant punishment for her actions.

In announcing this sentence: United States Attorney Krueger stated: “Anyone who, like Ms. Angell, steals from fellow union members after being entrusted to act in their best interest must know that significant consequences will follow.”

This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney William Roach.  

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For additional information contact:

Public Information Officer Dean Puschnig, 414-297-1700

Updated June 19, 2018