BLET Union Boss Donald Byers Makes Guilty Plea

US Department of Labor Investigation Update

BLET Division 287 Treasurer, Donald Byers, has pleaded guilty to 2 different crimes – embezzlement and falsification of records.

From the Department of Labor:

On May 13, 2024, 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.), pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement 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 guilty plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Philadelphia-Pittsburgh District Office.


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