A Federal Judge announced that 63-year-old Mark P. Durinski of Limestone pleaded guilty on Monday in U.S. District Court  in Bangor to making false statements and entries in annual reports filed with the U.S. Department of Labor. 

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Court records reveal that Durinski was employed by the Defense Finance Accounting Service (“DFAS”) in Limestone and was also the president of the local union that represented DFAS employees.  In his capacity as local president, he signed and certified as true annual Labor Department reports that failed to disclose that he received over $50,000 from the local to reimburse him for travel and other expenditures for which he was also reimbursed by U.S. Department of Defense or another source.

Durinski faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine on each charge.  He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards.