Feds indict former ILA treasurer on embezzlement charges

Feds indict former ILA treasurer on embezzlement charges

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The former treasurer of the International Longshoreman's Association Local 1422-A in Charleston has been indicted on charges he embezzled over $50,000 from the union.

According to federal court documents filed Tuesday, 55-year-old Derrick Alexander embezzled approximately $54,500 between Sept. 2008 and March 2010.

Investigators allege Alexander falsified reports sent to the Secretary of Labor in late December of 2008 and 2009.  He also allegedly made fake deposit slips and deposit detail records to the Secretary of Labor in Feb. 2009.

He is charged with embezzlement of labor union assets, falsification of required labor union records, and falsification of labor union annual financial reports.  The embezzlement charge carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison, and the falsification charges each carry a maximum of up to one year in prison.

According to United States District Attorney Bill Nettles, the indictment is the result of an investigation conducted by the Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards.

A court date has not been set.

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