Union official gets six months on embezzlement charges

The president of Local 148 of the Production Workers Union was sentenced today to six months in prison for conspiring with the secretary-treasurer/recording secretary to steal money from the union by taking unauthorized salary increases and bonuses, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. 

Stephen P. Arena, 58, of Nesconset, N.Y., previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Stanley R. Chesler to Count One of a 24-count Indictment, which charged Arena with conspiracy to embezzle money and funds from Local 148. Judge Chesler imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court.

Union official gets six months on embezzlement charges