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United Auto Workers, Local 361

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.

November 25th, 2002On November 25, 2002, in Marion County (Indiana) Superior Court, James M. Johnson, former president of Auto Workers Local 361, pled guilty to one count of theft of union funds. An information was filed on April 17, 2002, charging Johnson with one count of theft of $4,167.76 following an investigation by the OLMS Cincinnati District Office.