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August 10, 2017

Former union official indicted over embezzled funds

A former official from a labor union supplying workers to Bath Iron Works was indicted for allegedly embezzling $281,000 in union funds.

The Bangor Daily News reported Thursday that the 34-year-old former secretary-treasurer of Local S6 of the Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Ryan Jones of Biddeford, was charged with a Class C felony, according to court documents.

Jones allegedly embezzled the funds between May 2012 and November 2016 while serving as secretary-treasurer of Local S6 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, the indictment alleges.

According to documents, Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel Perry has requested a summons for Jones.

If convicted, Jones faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

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