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Official of New Jersey IBEW Local 164
Convicted of Embezzling From Union

Nov. 27, 2013, 5:00 AM

A jury convicted the former business manager for International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union Local 164 in Paramus, N.J., Nov. 26 of stealing $221,530 from the union by making arrangements for his then-girlfriend, whom he later married, to be paid by the union for unauthorized and unnecessary work (United States v. Dressel ).

Richard Dressel, Local 164 business manager from 1999 to 2012, was found guilty of one count each of conspiracy to embezzle and embezzlement from Local 164 after a nine-day trial and three days of deliberation by a jury in the U.S. District Court for the District ...

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