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Roofers, Local 42

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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.

March 16th, 2005On March 16, 2005, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Timothy Burke, former business manager-financial secretary of Local 42, Roofers, was charged with embezzling $31,570 in union funds. The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Cincinnati District Office.