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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Former Financial Secretary for a United Steelworkers Local Sentenced for Embezzling Union Funds

PITTSBURGH, PA – A Washington County resident was sentenced in federal court to three years’ probation, the first six months of which is to be served on home detention, and to pay a $2,500 fine upon her conviction of embezzlement and theft of labor union assets, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon imposed the sentence on Marianne Rodacy, 64, of Charleroi, Pennsylvania.

According to information presented to the court at the time of the guilty plea proceeding, Rodacy was formerly the Financial/Recording Secretary of United Steelworkers, AFL-CIO, Local 10-53-G, and from October 1, 2012 to June 24, 2015, she embezzled union funds totaling $21,539.93 for her personal use. In addition to a three-year term of probation and a $2,500 fine, Judge Bissoon ordered that Rodacy be barred from working for a labor union for 13 years. At the time of sentencing, Rodacy had already paid full restitution to the union for the misappropriated funds.

Assistant United States Attorney Carolyn J. Bloch is prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

The U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards, conducted the investigation leading to the prosecution of Marianne Rodacy.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Updated April 11, 2018