ILA’s Jose A. Fernandez Cruz Put on Supervised Release

US Department of Labor Investigation Update

After pleading guilty to criminal acts involving union funds, ILA member Jose A. Fernandez Cruz has been sentenced to a year of supervised release. You can read more about the original charges here.

From the Department of Labor:

On November 16, 2023, in the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, Jose A. Fernandez Cruz, a member of International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) Local 1740 (located in San Juan, P.R.), was sentenced to serve one year of supervised release. On August 21, 2023, Fernandez Cruz pleaded guilty to conspiracy to convert funds and falsify the records of an ILA Local 1740 benefit fund, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 371. The sentencing follows a joint investigation by the OLMS New York District Office, the Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration, the Department of Labor’s Office of Inspector General, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico.


To read more, please visit the DOL site here.

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