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Service Employees, District 925

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.

July 12th, 2013On July 12, 2013, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, Sofia Gonzalez, former bookkeeper for Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 925 (located in Vancouver, Wash.), was sentenced to five years of probation and was ordered to pay restitution totaling $40,087. On April 25, 2013, Gonzalez pled guilty to a single count of embezzling labor union assets, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Seattle District Office.