Auburn Man Pleads Guilty to Embezzling $37k from Labor Union

 by Patrick SargentMarch 26, 2019

WORCESTER - An Auburn man plead guilty on Tuesday in Worcester federal court to embezzling more than $37,000 from a local labor union that represented workers at the DCU Center in Worcester.

According to the U.S. Attorney's office, Ivar Carlson, 58, plead guilty to one count of embezzlement from a labor union.

Carlson was the former business agent and treasurer for Local B-395 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE).  It is alleged that from around March 2007 until Sept. 2016, Carlson embezzled approximately $37,014 belonging to Local B-395 by writing checks from the Local B-395’s bank account, cashing those checks, and using the cash for his own personal expenses.

His sentencing was scheduled for July 9, 2019.

Carlson faces a sentence of no greater than five years in prison, up to three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $10,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based on the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

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