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Graphic Communications, Local 182C

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.

July 8th, 2004On July 8, 2004, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, Linda Stewart, former secretary-treasurer of Graphic Communications Local 182-C (now known as Local 767-M), was sentenced to five years supervised probation with six months to be spent in home detention with electronic monitoring. Stewart was also ordered to pay $65,005 in restitution. Stewart pled guilty on February 6, 2004, to a one count information charging her with embezzlement. The conviction follows an investigation by the OLMS Seattle District Office and the Department of Labor's Office of Inspector General.