A federal judge in Cedar Rapids has handed down a 21-month prison sentence to a man who embezzled more than $52,000 from a labor union and later won $30,000 in the Iowa State Lottery.Tough luck, Tom, you've made it to the Union Corruption Corner
In passing sentence Friday U.S. District Court Chief Judge Linda Reade also ordered 40-year-old Thomas Jon Witham of Mason City to reimburse the union.
Witham pleaded guilty in September to one count of embezzlement from a labor union.
Prosecutors say the embezzlement occurred between 2002 and 2008, and noted that Witham did not attempt to repay any of the money even after he won the lottery.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Union Boss Steals Money, Wins Lottery...Then Goes to Jail
A union boss steals money from his union, wins the lottery, then goes to jail...