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American Federation of State County & Municipal Employe, Local 1760A

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.

May 11th, 2011On May 11, 2011, in the United States District Court of the Western District of Wisconsin, Shari Birch, former Treasurer of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 1760-A (located in Superior, Wis.), was sentenced to two years of probation (with six months to be served in home detention) and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $16,737.54. On February 25, 2011, Birch pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Minneapolis Resident Investigator Office and the Superior Wisconsin Police Department.