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Security Police and Fire Professionals, Local 121

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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.

November 23rd, 2011On November 23, 2011, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Sherry Thompson, former Financial Secretary for Security, Police, Fire Professionals of America (SPFPA) Local 121 (located in Detroit, Mich.), was charged in a criminal complaint with embezzling $17,578.62 in union funds, filing a false financial report, and making false entries in union records. The charges follow an investigation by the OLMS Detroit District Office.