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Stage & Picture Operators, Local 217

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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.

December 12th, 2001On December 12, 2001, in Winnebago County (Illinois) court, Todd Mosley and Laura Reilly, former business agent and recording secretary, respectively, of Stage & Picture Operators Local 217, were indicted for felony theft. Mosley is alleged to have taken approximately $3,126 in union funds and Reilly is alleged to have taken approximately $1,522. The charges were brought following an investigation by the OLMS Chicago District Office.