Union secretary charged with embezzlement

A 42-year-old Juneau man has been indicted on one count of embezzling from a union.

KTUU-TV reports Jonathan H. Smith is charged in federal court with embezzling from Carpenters Union Local 2247.

The indictment says Smith as financial secretary of the union illegally converted union money, property or other assets between April 16, 2007, and May 8, 2012.

Smith was arraigned Thursday before federal Magistrate Leslie Longenbaugh and released until trial, which is scheduled for Aug. 24.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jack Schmidt says the maximum sentence for a conviction would be five years in prison of imprisonment, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release.

The case was investigated by Department of Labor agents.

06/20/2014 - 6:33am