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United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers, Local 121

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.

January 30th, 2004On January 30, 2004, in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, Joseph Danik, former financial secretary of the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE) Local 121, was sentenced to three years probation for embezzling $6,194 in union funds. Danik was ordered to pay restitution, in addition to undergoing alcohol, gambling and mental health treatment. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Washington District Office.