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Office of Labor-Management Enforcement

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.

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January 30th, 2014On January 30, 2014, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Linda Ryan, former Secretary-Treasurer of Steelworkers Local 208 (located in Irving, Tex.), pled guilty to embezzling $54,416 in union funds, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). On January 23, 2014, Ryan was charged in a one-count information with embezzlement of union funds. The charge and plea follow an investigation by the OLMS Dallas-New Orleans District Office.
January 21st, 2014On January 21, 2014, in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Edward Martin Mosher, former Treasurer of Steelworkers Local 9-458 (located in Plant City, Fla.), pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $65,895, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Tampa Resident Investigator Office.
January 7th, 2014On January 7, 2014, in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Michael Pontician, former Financial-Secretary of Steelworkers Local 480 (located in Pottsville, Pa.), was sentenced to two years of probation and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $2,626. On August 28, 2013, Pontician pled guilty to one count of falsifying union records to conceal an embezzlement of union funds, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 439(c). The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Philadelphia-Pittsburgh District Office.
December 19th, 2013On December 19, 2013, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Northern Division, Mark Gilbert, former Financial Secretary of United Steelworkers Local 805 (located in Florence, Ky.), was sentenced to 60 days imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $8,467 and a $100 special assessment. On August 6, 2013, Gilbert pled guilty to one count of embezzlement of union funds, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Cincinnati-Cleveland District Office.
December 17th, 2013On December 17, 2013, in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Bernard Nolter, former Secretary-Treasurer of United Steelworkers Local 635 (located in Mount Carmel, Pa.), was sentenced to one year of probation. On August 29, 2013, Nolter pled guilty to one count of falsifying union records to conceal an embezzlement of union funds, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 439(c). Nolter had previously made restitution in the amount of $7,262. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Philadelphia-Pittsburgh District Office.
September 25th, 2013On September 25, 2013, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, Gregory E. Brown, former Treasurer of Steelworker Local 777 (located in Memphis, Tenn.), was sentenced to two years of probation with six months home confinement and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment. On June 18, 2013, Brown pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $6,587, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Nashville District Office.
September 19th, 2013On September 19, 2013, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, William Mochrie, former Secretary-Treasurer of Steelworkers Local 4-28 (located in Castleton, N.Y.), was sentenced to two years of probation and was required to pay a court assessment of $25. Mochrie is also forbidden to obtain any new lines of credit, and, if directed by the U.S. Probation Department, to participate in credit counseling. He was also ordered to pay the remaining restitution totaling of $14,569. On May 22, 2013, Mochrie pled guilty to making false entries in labor union records, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 439(c). The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Buffalo District Office.
August 29th, 2013On August 29, 2013, in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Bernard Nolter, former Secretary-Treasurer of Steelworkers Local 635 (located in Mount Carmel, Pa.), pled guilty to an information charging him with falsifying union records to conceal an embezzlement of union funds, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 439(c). The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Philadelphia District Office.
August 28th, 2013On August 28, 2013, in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Michael Pontician, former Financial-Secretary of Steelworkers Local 480 (located in Pottsville, Pa.), pled guilty to an information charging him with falsifying union records to conceal an embezzlement of union funds, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 439(c). The guilty plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Philadelphia District Office.
August 6th, 2013On August 6, 2013, in the United States District Court for Eastern District of Kentucky, Mark Gilbert, former Financial Secretary of United Steelworkers Local 805 (located in Florence, Ky.), pled guilty to one count of embezzling approximately $8,467 in union funds, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). Gilbert was indicted on the same charge on June 13, 2013. The sentencing is scheduled for December 19, 2013. The guilty plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Cincinnati District Office.
July 30th, 2013On July 30, 2013, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Charles E. Rocha, former Political Director for the Steelworkers International Union (located in Pittsburgh, Pa.), was sentenced to two years of probation and was ordered to pay a fine of $2,000. Rocha had previously made restitution in the amount of $12,449. On March 20, 2013, Rocha pled guilty to embezzling union funds, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Pittsburgh District Office.
May 22nd, 2013On May 22, 2013, in the United States District Court, Northern District of New York, William Mochrie, former Financial Secretary of Steelworkers Local 28 (located in Castleton, N.Y.), pled guilty to making false entries in labor union records. On May 8, 2013, an information was filed charging Mochrie with falsifying union records. Mochrie has agreed to make restitution in the amount of $13,763.05. The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Buffalo District Office.
May 21st, 2013On May 21, 2013, in the Criminal Court for Hamilton County, State of Tennessee, Clarence Howard, former Secretary-Treasurer of United Steelworkers Local 789 (located in Chattanooga, Tenn.), was sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to pay a $26.50 special assessment after he pled guilty to one count of theft of property over $1,000. The guilty plea and sentencing follow an investigation by the OLMS Nashville District Office.
March 20th, 2013On March 20, 2013, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Charles E. Rocha, former political director of the United Steelworkers (located in Pittsburgh, Pa.) pled guilty to one count of 29 U.S.C. 501(c) in the amount of $418.68 for a trip to Detroit for a Stanley Cup hockey game which included expenses for mileage, per diem, and two hotel rooms. Rocha acknowledged responsibility for the other 17 counts of 29 U.S.C. 501(c) in the 18 count indictment. The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Pittsburgh District Office.
January 24th, 2013On January 24, 2013, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Curtis Reed, former staff representative of the Steelworkers International Union (located in Pittsburgh, Pa.), was sentenced to eight months of incarceration to run concurrent with a sentence he is currently serving in the state of Minnesota. On September 18, 2012, Reed pled guilty to a one count indictment for embezzling $3,694.32 in union funds, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). He previously paid full restitution of $3,694.32. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Pittsburgh District Office.
January 4th, 2013On January 4, 2013, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Cleo Wilson, former Secretary-Treasurer of Steelworkers Local 1856 (located in Dallas, Tex.), was sentenced to 12 months of incarceration, three years of probation, and was ordered to pay full restitution of $29,856.19 and a $100 special assessment. On March 19, 2012, Wilson pled guilty to embezzling union funds in the amount of $29,856.19, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Dallas District Office.
December 17th, 2012On December 17, 2012, in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Manuel Nogueira, former Recording Secretary of Steelworkers Local 4-421 (located in Auburn, Mass.), was sentenced to 18 months of probation and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $9,000 and a $200 special assessment. On April 27, 2011, Nogueira pled guilty to one count of conspiracy (18 U.S.C. 371), one count of embezzlement (29 U.S.C. 501(c)), and one count of aiding and abetting (18 U.S.C. 2). The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Boston District Office.
November 1st, 2012On November 1, 2012, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Robert Misuraca, former District 4 Staff Representative for the United Steelworkers International Union (located in Pittsburgh, Pa.), was sentenced to one year of probation and was ordered to pay $266.53 in remaining restitution plus a $100 special assessment. Misuraca was also ordered to participate in programs for mental health assessment, alcohol rehabilitation, and gambling. On June 25, 2012, Misuraca pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $17,566, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Pittsburgh District Office.
October 2nd, 2012On October 2, 2012, in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Andy Alerte, former Financial Secretary of Steelworkers Local 4-421 (located in Auburn, Mass.), was sentenced to six months of probation and was ordered to pay restitution of $5,100 and a $25 assessment. On March 14, 2012, Alerte pled guilty to one count of failure to maintain records and one count of making false entries. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Boston District Office.
October 2nd, 2012On October 2, 2012, in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Roody Lespinasse, former Treasurer of Steelworkers Local 4-421 (located in Auburn, Mass.), was sentenced to 18 months of probation and was ordered to pay restitution of $20,818 and a $25 assessment. On February 21, 2012, Lespinasse pled guilty to one count of failure to maintain records. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Boston District Office.
September 18th, 2012On September 18, 2012, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Curtis Reed, former staff representative for the Steelworkers International Union (located in Pittsburgh, Pa.), pled guilty to a one-count indictment for embezzling $3,694.32 in union funds, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Pittsburgh District Office.
September 17th, 2012On September 17, 2012, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas, Rickey Harper, former Financial Secretary-Treasurer of Steelworkers Local 769 (located in El Dorado, Ark.), was sentenced to five years of probation with the first six months including home confinement with electronic monitoring and was ordered to pay $20,853.72 in restitution and a $100 special assessment. Harper must pay at least 10% of his net income every month or $25. Full restitution must be made prior to his probation ending. On February 3, 2012, Harper pled guilty to embezzling union funds, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Dallas District Office.
August 22nd, 2012On August 22, 2012, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, Darrell Goldsby, former Secretary-Treasurer of Steelworkers Local 9-2140S (located in Pleasant Grove, Ala.), was sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to pay the remaining restitution in the amount of $5,569.15 and a $600 special assessment. On March 8, 2012, Goldsby pled guilty to one count of embezzlement in the amount of $10,869.15, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c), and five counts of forgery, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 513(a). The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Nashville District Office.
August 14th, 2012On August 14, 2012, in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Stennett Bernard, former President of Steelworkers Local 4-421 (located in Auburn, Mass.), was sentenced to six months of home confinement and electronic monitoring and five years of probation. Bernard was also ordered to pay restitution of $175,312 and a special assessment of $200. The restitution amount was increased to include the amount of money Bernard conspired to pay his co-conspirators. On May 31, 2012, Bernard pled guilty to embezzling union funds, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c), and conspiracy, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 371. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Boston District Office.
July 25th, 2012On July 25, 2012, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Angelo Schifino, former Financial Secretary of Steelworkers Local 532 (located in Pittsburgh, Pa.), was sentenced to two years of probation, 50 hours of community service, and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment. Schifino had previously paid full restitution of $9,917. On March 19, 2012, Schifino pled guilty to one count of embezzlement, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Pittsburgh District Office.
July 13th, 2012On July 13, 2012, in the Superior Court of Washington, County of Jefferson, Michael Morgensen, former Treasurer of United Steelworkers Local 12-175 (located in Port Townsend, Wash.), pled guilty to both forgery and theft in the third degree, in violation of Washington RCW 9A.60.20 and 9A.56.020. Morgensen was then sentenced to 364 days in jail and was required to make restitution of $7,000. The plea and sentencing follow an investigation by the OLMS Seattle District Office.
May 31st, 2012On May 31, 2012, in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Stennett Bernard, former President of Steelworkers Local 421-04 (located in Brockton, Mass.), pled guilty to one count of conspiracy, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 371, and one count of embezzling union funds, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Boston District Office.
May 8th, 2012On May 8, 2012, in the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, Thomas M. Chavez, former Secretary-Treasurer of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 12-659 (located in Questa, N.M.), was sentenced to three years of probation, 100 hours of community service, and was ordered to pay restitution of $16,965.54 and a $100 special assessment. On December 2, 2011, Chavez pled guilty to one count of embezzling $16,965.54 in union funds, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Denver District Office.
April 9th, 2012On April 9, 2012, in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, Northern Division, Graven Townsend, former Treasurer of Steelworkers Local 9-462 (located in Prattville, Ala.), was sentenced to serve five years of probation and five months at Dismas Charities. Townsend was also ordered to pay additional restitution owed in the amount of $80,970.76 and a fine of $100. On December 21, 2011, Townsend pled guilty to a one-count information charging him with embezzlement in the amount of $98,970.76, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Nashville District Office.
February 24th, 2012On February 24, 2012, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, Freda Hensley, former President of Steelworkers Local 8-14505 (located in West Logan, W.Va.), was sentenced to five years of probation with the first six months served in home confinement. She was also ordered to pay restitution of $36,489.68 at $100 a month. On October 17, 2011, Hensley pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Pittsburgh District Office.
February 21st, 2012On February 21, 2012, in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Roody Lespinasse, former Treasurer of Steelworkers Local 04-421 (located in Brockton, Mass.), pled guilty to one count of willfully failing to maintain union records, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 439(a). On February 21, 2012, an information was filed charging Lespinasse with the same crime. Lespinasse agreed to make restitution in the amount of $20,818. The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Boston District Office.
February 14th, 2012On February 14, 2012, in the United States District Court for the Western District of New York, Guy Masocco, former President of Steelworkers Local 897 (located in Cheektowaga, N.Y.), was sentenced to 10 months of home confinement, three years of probation, and was ordered to pay $31,701 in restitution. On August 29, 2011, Masocco pled guilty to embezzling from his union. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Buffalo District Office.
January 23rd, 2012On January 23, 2012, in the Fountain County Indiana Circuit Court, Brianna Gates, former Financial Secretary of Steelworkers Local 7-975 (located in Fairmount, Ill.), pled guilty to two counts of Theft, Class D Felonies. Gates was then sentenced to three years of probation, 50 hours of community service for each year of her sentence, and was ordered to pay the remaining balance of $1,729 toward the total restitution amount of $3,975. The guilty plea and sentencing follow an investigation by the OLMS Chicago District Office.
December 21st, 2011On December 21, 2011, in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, Northern Division, Graven Leevon Townsend, former Treasurer of Steelworkers Local 9-462 (located in Prattville, Ala.), pled guilty to a one-count information charging him with embezzlement in the amount of $98,970.76, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Nashville District Office.
December 2nd, 2011On December 2, 2011, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, Peggy Bolen, former Financial Secretary for Steelworkers Local 898 (located in Redfield, Ark.), was sentenced to five years probation and was ordered to pay $61,541.28 in restitution and a $100 fine. On August 17, 2011, Bolen pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $61,541.28. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Dallas District Office.
December 2nd, 2011On December 2, 2011, in the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, Thomas M. Chavez, former Secretary-Treasurer of Steelworkers Local 12-659 (located in Questa, N.M.), pled guilty to one charge of embezzlement of union funds in the amount of $16,965.54, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Denver District Office.
October 17th, 2011On October 17, 2011, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, Freda Hensley, former President of Steelworkers Local 8-14505 (located in West Logan, W.Va.), pled guilty to a one count indictment of 29 U.S.C. 501(c) for embezzling $38,539.68 in union funds. The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Pittsburgh District Office.
October 14th, 2011On October 14, 2011, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, Dennis Lee McGee, Jr., former President of Steelworkers Local 9-9506 (located in Bynum, Ala.), pled guilty to three counts of 29 U.S.C. 501(c) for embezzling union funds totaling $1,950. McGee was then sentenced to three years probation and was ordered to pay $7,600 in restitution and a $300 special assessment. The guilty plea and sentencing follow an investigation by the OLMS Nashville District Office.
October 14th, 2011On October 14, 2011, in the United States District Court for the Western District of New York, Thomas Wagner, former Financial Secretary of Steelworkers Local 897 (located in Cheektowaga, N.Y.), was sentenced to two years of supervised probation and was ordered to make restitution of $5,526. On June 26, 2011, Wagner pled guilty to falsifying union records. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Buffalo District Office.
October 4th, 2011On October 4, 2011, in the United States District Court of Northern Oklahoma, Jackie Darrell Whitehouse, former Treasurer of Steelworkers Local 4430 (located in Tulsa, Okla.), was sentenced to two years of probation and was ordered to pay a $500 fine. On June 10, 2011, Whitehouse pled guilty to embezzling $6,350 in union funds, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Dallas District Office.
September 29th, 2011On September 29, 2011, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, Harry Dane Small, Jr., former Treasurer of Steelworkers Local 9-9506 (located in Bynum, Ala.), pled guilty to three counts of 29 U.S.C. 501(c) for embezzling union funds totaling $13,100. Small was then sentenced to three years probation including one year home detention. He was also ordered to pay $25,420 in restitution and a $300 special assessment. The guilty plea and sentencing follow an investigation by the OLMS Nashville District Office.
August 29th, 2011On August 29, 2011, in the United States District Court for the Western District of New York, Guy Masocco, President of Steelworkers Local 897 (located in Cheektowaga, N.Y.), pled guilty to one count of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). Masocco admitted that he embezzled $31,701 from his union between December 2004 and December 2009 by making unauthorized charges on the union’s credit card and by receiving improper lost time payments from the union. The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Buffalo District Office.
August 22nd, 2011On August 22, 2011, in the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, Western Division, two former officers of Steelworkers Local 982 (located in Wapakoneta, Ohio) were sentenced for their crimes. Tim Fisher, former Secretary-Treasurer of Steelworkers Local 982, was sentenced to five years probation and was ordered to make restitution in the amount of $5,618.60. On April 19, 2011, Fisher pled guilty to one count of embezzlement. Following Fisher’s sentencing, Stacy Sacks, former Local 982 President, was sentenced to five years probation and was ordered to make full restitution in the amount of $18,399.36. On May 4, 2011, Sacks pled guilty to one count of embezzlement and one count of falsification of union records. The sentencings follow an investigation by the OLMS Cleveland District Office and Department of Labor’s Office of Inspector General.
August 17th, 2011On August 17, 2011, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, Peggy Bolen, former Financial Secretary-Treasurer of Steelworkers Local 898 (located in Redfield, Ark.), pled guilty to embezzling $61,541 in union funds. The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Dallas District Office.
August 11th, 2011On August 11, 2011, in the State of Florida, Circuit Court of Nassau County, Dakota Wilson, former Financial Secretary-Treasurer of Steelworkers Local 9-802 (located in Yulee, Fla.), pled guilty to grand theft and was adjudicated guilty. She was sentenced to five years probation and was ordered to pay $20,157.98 in restitution, $498 in fines, and a teen court service surcharge. On June 7, 2011, Wilson was charged with grand theft of $19,472.53 in union funds and was formally arrested on June 8, 2011. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Miami Resident Office.
June 27th, 2011On June 27, 2011, in the United States District Court for the Western District of New York, Thomas Wagner, Financial Secretary of Steelworkers Local 897 (located in Cheektowaga, N.Y.), pled guilty to falsification of union records, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 439(c). Wagner admitted to making personal charges on the union credit card amounting to a loss of $5,526 in union funds. The guilty plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Buffalo District Office.
June 10th, 2011On June 10, 2011, in the Northern District of Oklahoma, Darrell Whitehouse, former Treasurer of Steelworkers Local 4430 and the Tulsa Joint Building Committee (located in Tulsa, Okla.), pled guilty to embezzling $6,350 in union funds. The guilty plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Dallas District Office.
June 9th, 2011On June 9, 2011, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Sylvester Knight, former Secretary-Treasurer of Steelworkers Local 7-2154 (located in Chicago, Ill.), was sentenced to three years of probation and was ordered to pay the remaining amount of $1,837 of the total $6,207 of restitution. He was also ordered to complete 20 hours a week of community service, but only if he experiences unemployment that lasts for over 30 days. On February 28, 2011, Knight pled guilty to one count of false union records, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 439(c). The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Chicago District Office.
May 4th, 2011On May 4, 2011, in the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, Western Division, Stacy Sacks, former President of Steelworkers Local 982 (located in Wapakoneta, Ohio), pled guilty to one count of embezzlement and one count of falsification of union records. On March 16, 2011, an information was filed charging Sacks with embezzling $9,261 and falsification of union records. The guilty plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Cleveland District Office and the Department of Labor’s Office of Inspector General.
April 28th, 2011On April 28, 2011, in Chesapeake, Virginia Circuit Court, Larry Brooks, former President of Steelworkers Local 08-543 (located in Norfolk, Va.), pled guilty to embezzlement of a value of $200 or more, in violation of 18.2-111 of the Code of Virginia. Brooks embezzled $5,500 from the union by making withdrawals from the union’s bank account. The guilty plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Washington District Office.
April 19th, 2011On April 19, 2011, in the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, Timothy Fisher, former Vice President of Steelworkers Local 982 (located in Wapakoneta, Ohio), pled guilty to one count of embezzlement totaling $6,378.98. The guilty plea follows a joint investigation by the OLMS Cleveland District Office and Department of Labor’s Office of Inspector General.
March 14th, 2007On 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, 2006On 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.