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DOJ’s U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced that the Anchorage woman who served as the Secretary-Treasurer of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees was sentenced for embezzling almost $200,000 of that organization’s funds.
Chief U.S. District Judge Timothy Burgess sentenced 63-year-old Anne C. Reddig to 14 months in prison and three years of supervised release and required her to pay $139,960.66 restitution to the IATSE.
Reddig pleaded guilty to embezzlement of assets by a labor organization officer on September 25th, 2017.
The court documents revealed that Reddig embezzled $193,275.52 from Local 918 during the period March 2007 until her resignation as Secretary-Treasurer in September 2014.
“Reddig embezzled the funds by transferring money directly from union accounts into her own accounts, forging the signature of another union officer on checks she wrote for her own benefit, using ATM machines to withdraw cash directly from union accounts, and spending union funds at retail stores via the union’s debit card” Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonas Walker, who prosecuted the case revealed in court. “The investigation further revealed that Reddig also submitted false reports to the United States Department of Labor by failing to disclose the union funds that she had received,” according to Walker.
The case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.