Donald Dougherty crimes

Donald Dougherty of IBEW Union Pleads Guilty of Crimes


Donald Dougherty, while running Dougherty Electric Inc, employs workers from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 98. When faced with charges resulting from an investigation involving OLMS Philadelphia-Pittsburg Office, the DOL Office of Inspector General, the Employee Benefits Security Administration, the FBI, and the IRS, he buckled, pleading guilty to his crimes on January 21, 2021. His crimes include falsifying tax information, as well as stealing from the benefit plans of employees. One thing’s for sure – with this many organizations going after him, pleading guilty of the crimes he committed was probably the smoothest path for him to take. After all, his crimes have put him head to head against even the FBI and IRS.

From the Department of Labor:

“In the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Donald “Gus” Dougherty […] pleaded guilty to one count of making and subscribing to false federal income tax returns, in violation of 26 U.S.C. 7206(1), and one count of theft from employee benefit plans, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 664.

Department of Labor

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