LABOR: Plunder, Then Under

Sentenced last week by a federal court in Tacoma, Wash, on six counts of income tax evasion: Dave Beck, 64, longtime Teamsters Union president, nudged-from office by Jimmy Hoffa in 1957, and in trouble with the law ever since. Sentence: five years' imprisonment and $60,000 fine, plus $10,961.52 in court costs. Said U.S. District Judge George H. Boldt in a lecture from the bench: "Mr. Beck plundered his union, his intimate associates, and, in some instances, his personal friends—most of whom quite readily would have given him anything he asked."


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