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United Auto Workers, Local 1317

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.

November 1st, 2004On November 1, 2004, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, Sandra H. Linder, former financial secretary-treasurer of Local 1317, Auto Workers, was sentenced to six months of home detention and five years of probation for embezzlement. In addition, she was ordered to pay restitution of $10,219.75 and a $100 assessment. On July 21, 2004, Linder pled guilty to embezzling more than $10,000 in union funds following an investigation by the OLMS Chicago District Office.