BLET Union Boss Donald Byers Indicted for Embezzlement

It seems that BLET Division 287 Treasurer Donald Byers spent most of his Valentine’s Day getting and being locked up for crimes of embezzlement. It all eventually comes out in the wash.

From the Department of Labor:

On February 14, 2023, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Donald Byers, former Treasurer of Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) Division 287 (located in Ashville, Pa.), was indicted on one count of embezzling $45,373 in union funds and one count of falsification of records, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c) and 29 U.S.C. 439(c), respectively. The charges follow an investigation by the OLMS Philadelphia-Pittsburgh District Office.


To read more, please visit the DOL site here.

To stay up to date on Criminal Union Corruption, check out our 2023 U.S. DOL Criminal LMRDA Enforcement Actions page here.

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

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