PACE, District Council 3
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.
|March 14th, 2007||On March 14, 2007, in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, Judith Ann Banks Sims, former operator of Professional Employee Leasing, Inc.(PEL), an employee leasing company associated with PACE Local 03-543, was sentenced to twelve months home confinement, two years probation, and a special assessment of $100. On February 9, 2006, Sims pled guilty to one count of false statements and concealment of facts in relation to documents required by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. The sentencing follows a joint investigation by the OLMS Nashville District Office, the Employee Benefits Security Administration, and the Department of Labor's Office of the Inspector General.|
|August 2nd, 2005||On August 2, 2005, in the 18th Judicial Circuit of Alabama, Rhonda Hughes, wife of a former PACE Local 3-537 Secretary-Treasurer, pled guilty to a three-count indictment charging her with two counts of Possession of a Forged Instrument Second Degree and one count of Forgery Second Degree. She was sentenced to five years supervised probation and ordered to pay restitution of $4,652.55 at the time of the plea. In addition, she was ordered to pay restitution to all victims at the direction of the Department of Corrections. The conviction follows an investigation by the OLMS Nashville District Office.|
|January 20th, 2005||On January 20, 2005, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, Glenda A. Woods, former secretary-treasurer of Local 3-543, Paper, Allied-Industrial, Chemical and Energy Workers Union (PACE), was sentenced to five years supervised probation and ordered to make restitution in the amount of $18,447.92. On September 30, 2004, Woods pled guilty to embezzlement and falsifying union records following an investigation by the OLMS Nashville District Office.|