UFCW President James Darin Boatman Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

US Department of Labor Investigation Update

James Darin Boatman was the President of UFCW Local 617 in Iowa. But unfortunately, easy access to money got to him, as it does with so many union bosses. So after an investigation that didn’t look to good for Boatman, he pleaded guilty to embezzling from the union.

From the Department of Labor:

On November 14, 2022, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, James Darin Boatman, former President of United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 617 (located in Fort Madison, Iowa), pleaded guilty to one count of embezzling over $74,000 in union funds, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The guilty plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Denver-St. Louis District Office.DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

To read more, please visit the DOL site here.

To stay up to date on Criminal Union Corruption, check out our 2022 U.S. DOL Criminal LMRDA Enforcement Actions page here.

And to see the previous union corruption case, go here.