UFCW President James Darin Boatman Sentenced to Prison

US Department of Labor Investigation Update

UFCW Local 617 President James Darin Boatman has been must serve two years in prison after pleading guilty to embezzlement.

From the Department of Labor:

On April 11, 2023, 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), was sentenced to two years of imprisonment followed by three years of supervision. He was also ordered to pay restitution totaling $74,231. On November 14, 2022, Boatman pleaded guilty to one count of embezzling union funds, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Denver-St. Louis District Office.


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