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Security Police and Fire Professionals, Local 576

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.

December 1st, 2009On December 1, 2009, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, Dianne Drawdy, former Financial Secretary of Security Police Fire Professionals Local 576 (located in Baxley, Ga.), was sentenced to six months imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $ 18, 818.74. On July 31, 2009, Drawdy pled guilty to embezzling union funds in the amount of $17,900. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Miami Resident Investigator Office.