Another Union Thief Sentenced for Stealing Dues Money

The former financial secretary for the union that represents workers at Cooper Tire and Rubber Company in Findlay, Ohio was placed on probation Wednesday for two years. U.S. District Court Judge Jack Zouhary also ordered Ronald G. Coldran, 56, of Findlay to repay nearly $31,000 he stole from the union. Coldran, who repaid the money prior to his indictment last November, pleaded guilty March 28th to theft from a labor organization for stealing $30,639 from the United Steel Workers Local 207L between April 2012 and January 15, 2016.

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