Center for Union Facts logo

Union Facts

Security Police and Fire Professionals, Local 300

Guilty Pleas

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 7th, 2012On November 7, 2012, in the Texas 176th Criminal District Court, Kemberly Fields, a former Texas commissioned law officer and former President of Security, Police, and Fire Professionals of America (SPFPA) Local 300 (located in Harris County, Tex.), was sentenced to three years of confinement and was ordered to pay $5,644.40 in restitution and a $5,000 fine. On November 5, 2012, a jury found Fields guilty following a trial for aggregate theft from a nonprofit organization, in violation of Texas Criminal Statute Section 31.03. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS New Orleans District Office.