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Jefferson Hills man charged with embezzling union funds

| Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011

A federal grand jury in Pittsburgh indicted a Jefferson Hills man on Wednesday on charges of embezzling about $9,350 from the United Transportation Union.

Derek D. Klingman, 40, was a secretary-treasurer for Local 1006, which represents Norfolk Southern workers, when he wrote and cashed unauthorized union checks for his personal benefit, prosecutors say. Prosecutors didn't identify which local of the union was involved.

Klingman is charged with embezzlement and the theft of labor union assets.

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