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Steelworkers, Local 13 - District Council 13

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.

June 22nd, 2010On June 22, 2010, in the 22ND Judicial District Court of Washington Parish, Louisiana, Keith Knight, former Secretary Treasurer of Steelworkers Local 13-1362 (located in Bogalusa, La.), was sentenced to three years of supervised probation, and was ordered to pay $43,000 restitution, a fine of $500, monthly supervision fees, and court fees. On June 22, 2010, Knight pled guilty to theft over $500. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS New Orleans District Office and the Louisiana State Police.