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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Steelworkers Union Financial Secretary Charged with Embezzling Union Funds

PITTSBURGH - An Ohio resident has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of Embezzlement from a Labor Union, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The one-count indictment named Marchelle Harvey, 57, of Palestine, Ohio as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, from November 2013 through June 2014, Harvey, who held the position of Financial Secretary for the Steelworkers Local 67-T Labor Union located in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, stole in excess of $10,000 of union funds.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 5 years in prison, a fine of $250,000 or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Lee J. Karl is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The United States Department of Labor, Office of Labor – Management Standards, conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Updated September 7, 2016