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PACE, Local 736

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.

October 26th, 2001On October 26, 2001, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Shawn Drake, former secretary-treasurer of Local 736 of the Paper, Allied-Industrial Chemical and Energy Workers International Union (PACE), pled guilty to one count of embezzlement of union funds. He was sentenced to 21 months in jail, three years probation, and was ordered to make restitution of $21,376. He had been indicted on February 14, 2001 following an investigation by the OLMS Minneapolis Resident Investigator Office.