Union official to plead guilty to fraud

PROVIDENCE, RI – The regional vice president of the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry says he will plead guilty to federal charges of fraud. Prosecutors say 63-year-old Kenneth Aurecchia bilked more than $100,000 dollars from the system by getting expense reiumbursement both from smaller groups and from the union. Aurecchia also faces charges of withholding nearly $18,000 dollars in federal income taxes.

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