Former labor union official from Portage County indicted for embezzling nearly $200,000 from the union
A former labor union official from Portage County was indicted for embezzling nearly $200,000 from the union.
Terry Doan, 60, of Deerfield, was indicted on one count of embezzlement from an employee benefit plan.
Doan was one of six trustees of the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee of the Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers, Local 84, headquartered in Kent. The group oversaw the training fund and Doan served as financial secretary/treasurer.
Checks over a certain amount required the signature of two trustees, but Doan had that requirement removed in 2012, according to the indictment.
Doan embezzled $195,147 from the union training fund between 2012 and 2017, according to the indictment.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark Bennett following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor.
If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after a review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and, in most cases, it will be less than the maximum.
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