Former United Steelworkers Treasurer Sentenced For Embezzlement

Cheryl A. Angell, the former Treasurer for United Steelworkers Local 2, was sentenced this week in federal court in Green Bay for embezzlement of union funds. Lewis was sentenced to a thirteen month term of imprisonment and ordered her to pay $98,711 in restitution to United Steelworkers Local 2.

United States Attorney Krueger said, “Anyone who, like Ms. Angell, steals from fellow union members after being entrusted to act in their best interest must know that significant consequences will follow.”

Judge Griesbach also placed Angell on supervised release for three years.

Angell, of Kaukauna, Wisconsin, was sentenced following her earlier guilty plea to the charge of embezzling $98,711 in union funds over the course of approximately 4 years. Angell admitted to doing so by writing in excess of 100 checks to herself, using a union credit card for personal expenses, and depositing the proceeds of union checks into her personal account, all without union authorization. Angell spent a considerable portion of the funds obtained at local casinos. In imposing sentence, Chief Judge Griesbach stressed the length of the fraud and Angell’s abuse of trust placed in her by union members. Chief Judge Griesbach also stated Angell’s sentence should deter others from committing similar thefts and serve as a significant punishment for her actions.