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Maintenance Of Way Employees, Sub-Lodge 695

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.

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June 13th, 2011On June 13, 2011, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Amar Ali, former Secretary-Treasurer of Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes (BMWE) of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Sub-Lodge 695 (located in Baltimore, Md.), was sentenced to two years of probation. Ali was also ordered to pay a $25 special assessment fee and a $500 fine. Ali previously made restitution in the amount of $1,986.29. On January 4, 2011, Ali pled guilty to a one-count information for failure to maintain union records, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 439(a)(b). The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Philadelphia District Office.