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.
|May 14th, 2007||On May 14, 2007, in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, Janet Humphries, former President of SEIU Local 99, was sentenced to 5 years probation and ordered to perform 1,000 hours of community service. Additionally, Humphries was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $5,149, and to pay a special assessment of $500. On November 13, 2006, Humphries pled guilty to one count of conspiracy and three counts of embezzlement for conspiring to finance Martin Ludlow's campaign for Los Angeles City Council with Local 99 funds, and for using union funds to pay for a trip to the Virgin Islands for her daughters and a family friend. The conviction follows a joint investigation by the OLMS Los Angeles District Office, the Department of Labor's Office of the Inspector General, and the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission.|