Former Longshoremen President, Vice President in Texas Indicted

On March 10, Rodney Priestley and Brian Walker, respectively, former president and vice president of International Longshoremen’s Association Local 1504-8, were indicted in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas for embezzling funds from the Galveston-based union. Priestley allegedly stole $32,230; Walker allegedly stole $20,001. The charges follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.