Former Quincy MBTA union officer indicted for theft

by News on November 30, 2011

in State and Local, Union Politics and Transparency

By Lane Lambert/

Two former MBTA union officials, one from Quincy, have been indicted for allegedly stealing more than $300,000 from union funds.

One of them, Brian Sheehy of Quincy, also faces tax fraud charges for allegedly filing false returns that didn’t cover his inflated pay raises.

Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley said Tuesday that Sheehy and John Horan of Spencer committed the alleged thefts between 2005 and 2010. The money was stolen from the union’s bank account and credit cards, not from the T itself.

Horan was president and business manager of Local 600 of the Office and Professional Employees International Union for 10 years. Sheehy was picked by the union’s executive board to be its secretary-treasurer in 2005. Both men had signature authority over the union’s operating account.

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