Embezzlement lands Cement Masons official time, restitution order

Source: U.S. Deparment of Labor

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division has settled an embezzlement case against former Plasterers and Cement Masons Local 148 Business Manager and Secretary/Treasurer Tony Westly, sentencing him to six months in prison plus three years of probation, and ordering payment of nearly $104,000 in restitution.

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Feds delineate cement mason vs. landscaper labor in back wages case

Sources: U.S. Department of Labor; CP staff

Following a Labor Department Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation, Sterling Heights, Mich.-based Metropolitan Concrete Corp. will pay $73,647 in back wages to 15 employees working under the H-2B non-immigrant visa program, which provides for the admission of non-immigrants to the U.S. to perform temporary non-agricultural labor or services.

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Feds prevail in ERISA-rooted charges against Cement Masons’ local officials

The Labor Department characterizes a U.S. District Court for the Central District of California decision against a Cement Masons Southern California Trust Funds trustee and attorney as a “victory for whistleblowers.” The court found that trustee and Cement Masons Local 600 business manager Scott Brain and trust counsel Melissa Cook violated two Employee Retirement Income Security Act sections when they caused the firing of Cheryle Robbins and Cory Rice.

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Feds prevail in ERISA-rooted charges against Cement Masons local officials

Sources: U.S. Department of Labor; CP staff

The Labor Department characterizes a U.S. District Court for the Central District of California decision against a Cement Masons Southern California Trust Funds trustee and attorney as a “victory for whistleblowers.” The court found that trustee and Cement Masons Local 600 business manager Scott Brain and trust counsel Melissa Cook violated two Employee Retirement Income Security Act sections when they caused the firing of Cheryle Robbins and Cory Rice.

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