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Oxford, Indiana Man Sentenced For Wire Fraud

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Indiana
Relating To The Theft of Union Money

HAMMOND - Acting United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson announced that Michael R. Bennett, 47, of Oxford, Indiana, was sentenced before District Court Judge Philip P. Simon for wire fraud.


Judge Philip P. Simon sentenced Bennett to 15 months imprisonment followed by 1 year of supervised release.


According to documents in this case, Bennett was President of the United Auto Workers Local 2317. He used his position as President to embezzle and steal more than $100,000 dollars from the Union over a five-year period.


This case was investigated by the United States Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards. This case was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Joshua P. Kolar.


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Updated June 16, 2017

Financial Fraud