• William Dugan, a 45-year veteran of Local 150 in Chicago of the International Union of Operating Engineers, has been sentenced to three years probation after pleading guilty to misdemeanor criminal charges. Dugan was also ordered to pay a $30,000 fine and supervisory costs associated with the probation, estimated at $200 per month. He is also barred from participating in union activities for 13 years and from receiving any gifts or funds from unions. The plea agreement describes a host of Dugan’s illicit schemes, including an arrangement to purchase equipment at rates substantially below market rate and converting union assets for his personal use.
  • Patrick James Brennan, a former business manager and secretary-treasurer of New Jersey Painters and Allied Trades, was sentenced to 12 months of confinement for stealing union funds. In addition to paying $32,487 in restitution, Brennan was ordered to serve six months in prison, six months of home confinement, and three years of supervised release. Brennan pleaded guilty to three counts of embezzlement for using union funds to benefit himself and his family.