Associated Press

 

5 UNION OFFICIALS ACQUITTED

 

Date: 11/04/1981

TUCSON, Ariz. -

Five members of the Arizona Laborers Union have been acquitted of conspiring to embezzle $354,000 in union funds by establishing a severence fund for union officials.

US District Judge Alfredo C. Marquis granted a defense motion for a directed verdict of acquittal, dismissing all charges against the five men.

Marquis told federal prosecutors at the conclusion of their case that he had heard little evidence of guilt.

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