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Former Union Official Sentenced for Embezzlement

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

BOSTON – A former union official was sentenced today in federal court in Worcester for embezzlement from a labor union.

Ivar Carlson was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Hillman to one year of probation, and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $9,786.20.  The Court further ordered forfeiture in the amount of $16,151.20.  

Carlson is the former business agent and treasurer for Local B-395 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees in Worcester, MA.  

From 2007 through 2016, Carlson embezzled approximately $37,000 from the Local by regularly writing checks to cash from the Local’s bank account and then using that cash for his own personal enrichment.  

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and U.S. Department of Labor – Office of Labor-Management Standards District Director Jonathan Russo made the announcement today.  Assistant U.S. Attorney John T. Mulcahy of Lelling’s Worcester Branch Office is prosecuting the case.   

Updated September 9, 2019

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