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Boilermakers, District Lodge 57

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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.

September 15th, 2005On September 15, 2005, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Linda Y. Brown, former Secretary-Treasurer of Boilermakers Local Lodge 57, pled guilty to a one-count information charging her with mail fraud for executing a scheme to defraud the union of approximately $24,336 of union funds. The guilty plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Washington District Office.