- Associated Press - Thursday, January 8, 2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A 42-year-old Juneau man will serve five years’ probation, including four months confinement, for using embezzled funds from a union for things like gambling and drinking.

The U.S. attorney’s office says in a release that Jonathan H. Smith was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Anchorage. He also must pay more than $41,500 restitution, the amount prosecutors say he stole from the Carpenters Local Union 2247 in Juneau.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin Feldis said Smith used part of the embezzled funds to gamble at casinos in Las Vegas and Washington state. Other stolen money was used on personal travel, meals, bar tabs and shopping.

Authorities said Smith as financial secretary of the union illegally converted union money, property or other assets between April 16, 2007, and May 8, 2012.

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