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Union Financial Secretary Charged with Embezzling Funds

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

PITTSBURGH – A resident of Washington County, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of embezzlement and theft of labor union assets, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

The one-count indictment, returned yesterday, named Marianne Rodacy, 64, of Charleroi, Pennsylvania, as the sole defendant.

Rodacy was the Financial/Recording Secretary of United Steelworkers, AFL-CIO, Local 10-53-G. According to the indictment, from October 1, 2012 to June 24, 2015, Rodacy embezzled approximately $21,539 of union funds for her personal use.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than five years in prison, a fine of not more than $250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will depend upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Carolyn J. Bloch is prosecuting 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.

Updated September 13, 2017