A.L. man indicted on theft charges

Published 11:00 am Thursday, April 22, 2010

A 38-year-old Albert Lea man who is the secretary-treasurer of the Regional and Shortline Committee of Adjustment of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen has been indicted in U.S. District court in Minneapolis for allegedly embezzling $35,000 from the union. 

Cory A. Carroll made his first appearance in federal court on Wednesday on the charge of one count of theft by embezzlement from a labor organization. The indictment was filed April 6. 

According to a press release, the indictment alleges Carroll stole $35,000 from the union from February 2007 through March 2009 and used it for his personal benefit. 

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The labor organization’s membership was primarily employees of railroad companies. 

If convicted, Carroll faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison. Any sentence will be determined by a federal district court judge. 

The case is a result of an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John F. Docherty.