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Union’s Former IT Director Charged With $4.5 Million Fraud Plot

June 29, 2020, 11:31 PM

The former information technology director for Operating Engineers Local Union No. 3 in Alameda, Calif., was arrested Friday after being charged with a $4.5 million scheme to defraud the union.

Scott Wilson, of Texas, allegedly abused his authority at the union, where he had the ability to buy goods and services. He is accused of setting up a front company, OST, and using it to receive funds from the union.

Wilson also set up two other front companies through a friend and a relative, using them to bill for IT services that largely were not provided between 2011 and 2017,...

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