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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

United Steelworkers Local Union President Charged with Embezzlement

ERIE, Pa. - A resident of Bradford, Pennsylvania has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Erie on a charge of embezzling and theft of labor union assets, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

The one count indictment named Daniel R. Guthrie, 55, of Bradford, Pennsylvania, as sole defendant.

According to the indictment presented to the court, while serving as the president of the United Steelworkers, local Union 10-0583, Guthrie did embezzle and convert to his own use approximately $8,189.51 by making unauthorized personal charges to the labor organization credit card, and making unauthorized electronic bill payments from the union bank account to pay personal bills.

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 Marshall J. Piccinini is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The 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.

Updated February 15, 2017