Former Officer Of NW Iowa Union Sentenced In Federal Court For Embezzlement

Mon 7-31-2017

(Sioux City)-- A former officer of a northwest Iowa union has been sentenced in U.S. District Court for embezzlement. 53-year-old Curtis Lang of Le Mars was sentenced last week to 12 months in federal prison after pleading guilty on May 8th of this year to one count of embezzlement and theft of labor union assets.

Lang admitted at a plea hearing that he stole over $98,000 in funds from about 2005 to 2009 and again from 2011 to 2014 while he was Vice President/Treasurer of the United Dairy Workers of Le Mars.

In addition to the prison term, Lang was ordered to pay $95,223 to the union. He must also serve a 3-year term of supervised release following the prison term, including six months of home confinement with electronic monitoring.

Lang was released on bond previously set and is to surrender to a U.S. Marshal on a date yet to be set.