The Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) conducts both civil and criminal investigations of alleged violations of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) and related laws.
These investigations by OLMS District Offices involve issues such as embezzlements of union funds, union officer elections, the filing of required reports by unions and others with OLMS, and the imposition of trusteeships over subordinate unions by a parent body. These investigations may result in legal enforcement actions.
|April 17th, 2007||On April 17, 2007, in the Iowa District Court of Woodbury County, Marcia Dewey, former Secretary- Treasurer of AFGE Local 769, pled guilty to 2nd Degree Theft and was subsequently sentenced to a five year suspended sentence and placed on two years probation. On January 11, 2007, Dewey was charged with stealing union funds in the amount of $1,525. The conviction follows an investigation by the OLMS Kansas City Resident Investigator Office.|
|March 2nd, 2007||On March 2, 2007, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Mary Love, former President of AFGE Local 96, was sentenced to 18 months incarceration to be followed by three years of probation. Love was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $69,725. On November 15, 2006, Love was convicted on two counts of making a false statement on a Form LM-3 and one count of larceny within a special maritime jurisdiction. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS St. Louis District Office.[Related documents: HTML | PDF]|
|February 27th, 2007||On February 27, 2007, in Circuit Court, Burnett County, WI, James L. Turner, former Secretary-Treasurer for AFGE Council 33, Bureau of Prisons Locals, was convicted of theft in violation of a Burnett County ordinance. Turner was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $6,600, and a forfeiture of $709. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Minneapolis Resident Investigator Office.|
|November 15th, 2006||On November 15, 2006, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Mary Love, former President of AFGE Local 96, was convicted on two counts of filing false reports and three counts of felony theft for filing false Form LM-3 reports and embezzling from the union. In a related case, Danna France, former Financial Secretary for AFGE Local 96, pled guilty to filing a false report. The trial, conviction, and guilty plea follow an investigation by the OLMS St. Louis District Office.|
|March 6th, 2006||On March 6, 2006, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Cindy Wright, former President of AFGE Local 1298, was sentenced to twenty-four months in prison and was ordered to pay approximately $32,000 in restitution. On October 5, 2005, Wright pled guilty to a one-count indictment charging her with making false statements of material fact. The conviction follows an investigation by the OLMS Dallas District Office and the Department of Justice Office of Inspector General.|