PACE, District Council 3
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.
|August 2nd, 2005||On August 2, 2005, in the 18th Judicial Circuit of Alabama, Rhonda Hughes, wife of a former PACE Local 3-537 Secretary-Treasurer, pled guilty to a three-count indictment charging her with two counts of Possession of a Forged Instrument Second Degree and one count of Forgery Second Degree. She was sentenced to five years supervised probation and ordered to pay restitution of $4,652.55 at the time of the plea. In addition, she was ordered to pay restitution to all victims at the direction of the Department of Corrections. The conviction follows an investigation by the OLMS Nashville District Office.|
|July 1st, 2004||On July 1, 2004, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, an indictment was filed against Glenda Ann Woods, former secretary-treasurer of PACE Local 3-543, charging her with one count of embezzling $18,447.92 in union funds and one count of making false entries in union records. The charges follow an investigation by the OLMS Nashville District Office.|
|November 1st, 2002||On November 1, 2002, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, Jerry Seay, former president of PACE Local 3-501, was indicted on one count of embezzling $6,949 in union funds. In a separate indictment also returned on November 1, 2002, Mr. Seay's wife, Peggy Seay, was charged with 18 counts of making, uttering and possessing a forged security belonging to PACE Local 3-501 and four counts of falsification of union records. Mrs. Seay used the forged securities (i.e., union checks) to convert $1,348 in union funds to her own use. The charges were brought following an investigation by the OLMS Nashville District Office.|