Union gets $378,000 in restitution

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Posted: Dec 14, 2009 9:31 PM

U.S. Attorney Florence Nakakuni says restitution in the amount of $378,000 has been made to the United Public Workers union.

The money was part of a judgment against former UPW leader Gary Rodrigues.

He and his daughter, Robin Rodrigues Sabatini, began serving federal prison sentences in January 2008.

Rodrigues and Sabatini were accused of defrauding the union and its 12,000 members. He was found guilty on all 101 counts against him. She was convicted of 95.

U.S. District Judge David Ezra sentenced Rodrigues to five years, four months in prison and Sabatini to three years, 10 months behind bars.