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Former Labor Union Officer Sentenced

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Virginia
William Dixon Previously Admitted to Embezzling Over $4,000

Abingdon, VIRGINIA – A former officer in a local labor union was sentenced today on federal embezzlement charged, Acting United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle announced.


William Dixon, 41, of Castlewood, Virginia, previously pled guilty to one count of embezzling funds from a labor organization. Today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon, Dixon was sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to pay full restitution.


Dixon previously admitted that while serving as the secretary/treasurer of a labor union in Lebanon, Virginia, of which he was a member, he embezzled $4,338 between October 2015 and April 2016.


The investigation of the case was conducted by the United States Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards. Assistant United States Attorney Randy Ramseyer prosecuted the case for the United States.

Updated March 30, 2017