2018-02-12 / Front Page

Ex-BIW worker sentenced to 1 1/2 years in prison

The Times Record

PORTLAND

Ryan Jones, 35 of Bath was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court to 1 1/2 years in prison and three years of supervised release for embezzling $280,865 from Bath Iron Works’ largest union. 

He was also ordered to pay $280,865 in restitution, according to an announcement by United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank. 

According to court records, from 2009 until January 2017, Jones was the Secretary-Treasurer of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local Lodge S6, a labor union. His tenure ended when he failed to win re-election.  

The newly elected union officials discovered discrepancies with union finances. The ensuing federal investigation revealed that Jones made almost 200 unauthorized withdrawals from the union’s bank account and fabricated monthly bank statements to conceal the withdrawals. He embezzled about $280,865 between May 2012 and November 2016. 

Jones pleaded guilty to the embezzlement on September 6, 2017.

The investigation was conducted by the Bath Police Department; the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards; and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Catch the full story in Tuesday's edition of The Times Record 

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