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.
|March 14th, 2007||On March 14, 2007, in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, Timothy Pulvermacher, former Financial Secretary for USWA Local 9444 in Plymouth, MN, was sentenced to 180 days home confinement followed by five years supervised release. Pulvermacher was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $29,062.10. On November 7, 2006, Pulvermacher pled guilty to embezzling union funds in the same amount. The sentencing follows an investigation by the Milwaukee District Office. [Related documents: HTML | PDF]|
|November 7th, 2006||On November 7, 2006, in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, Timothy J. Pulvermacher, former Financial Secretary for USWA Local 9444, pled guilty to embezzling union funds in the amount of approximately $29,062. On September 7, 2006, Pulvermacher was charged with one count of embezzling union funds in the same amount. The guilty plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Milwaukee District Office.|