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Teamster President Dave Beck goes to prison on June 20, 1962.
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On June 20, 1962, Teamster President Dave Beck (1894-1993) begins serving two concurrent prison sentences at McNeil Island Federal Penitentiary.
Beck was convicted in 1957 in King County Superior Court of stealing $1,900 from the Teamsters Union and sentenced to three years in prison. He was convicted in federal court of aiding and abetting the filing of a fraudulent income tax return (not income tax evasion as is frequently reported) and sentenced to five years in prison.
State authorities allowed Beck to serve his state term concurrent with his federal term. He was released on parole from both terms on December 11, 1962, after serving 30 months.
John D. McCallum, Dave Beck (Mercer Island, WA: The Writing Works, 1978), 147-180.
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