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Glass Molders Plastics, Local 32

embezzlement charges

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.

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January 19th, 2005On January 19, 2005, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, Thomas Pogue, former president of Local 32, Glass Molders Plastics, pled guilty to embezzling union funds in excess of $5,000. He was sentenced on the same day to two years probation, assessed $100 and ordered to complete 100 hours of community service. Prior to sentencing, Pogue made restitution in the amount of $10,153.27. The guilty plea and sentence follow an investigation by the OLMS Cincinnati District Office.
January 7th, 2005On January 7, 2005, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, Danny Fuller, former financial secretary of Local 32, Glass Molders Plastics, pled guilty to embezzling union funds. On the same day, he was sentenced to two years probation with six months home confinement. Fuller was fined $2,000, assessed $100, and ordered to make full restitution in the amount of $19,546.19. In addition, he was ordered to complete 100 hours of community service. The guilty plea and sentence follow an investigation by the OLMS Cincinnati District Office.