MANHATTAN U.S. ATTORNEY ANNOUNCES CHARGES AGAINST STAGE AND PICTURE OPERATORS UNION PRESIDENT FOR EMBEZZLEMENT

16 February 2012 Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Andriana Vamvakas, the New York District Director of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Labor-Management Standards (“DOL-OLMS”), announced today the arrest of JOHN V. McNAMEE, the President/Secretary-Treasurer of the Stage and Picture Operators, AFL-CIO Exhibition Employees, Local Union 829 (the “Union”), for embezzling funds from the Union and filing false annual reports on its behalf.

McNAMEE surrendered to federal authorities this morning, and is expected to be presented and arraigned in Manhattan federal court before U.S. Magistrate Judge Gabriel W. Gorenstein this afternoon.

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