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Machinists, Lodge 2140

Officials Sentenced

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.

September 20th, 2006On September 20, 2006, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, Ann E. Smith, former Secretary-Treasurer of Machinists Local 2140, pled guilty to one count of filing a false report in order to conceal her embezzlement of union funds and was sentenced to four years probation, ordered to make restitution to the local in the amount of $12,899.18, and to pay a $25.00 special assessment. The plea and sentencing follow an investigation by the OLMS Detroit District Office.