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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.

September 29th, 2005On September 29, 2005, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Marilyn Constable, former trustee of ABC Local 12 Employer and Employee Life Benefit Fund, a benefit fund of the Bakery & Tobacco Workers AFL-CIO, Local 12-A, Pittsburgh, PA, was charged in a 15 count indictment with embezzling $7,591.01 in benefit funds. The charges follow an investigation by the OLMS Pittsburgh District Office and EBSA Philadelphia Regional Office.
July 23rd, 2003On July 23, 2003, in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, an information was filed charging Howard Roundtree, former Recording Secretary of Longshoremen's Association AFL-CIO (ILA) Local 1759, with one count of knowingly causing false statements and representations of fact in a document required by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). Roundtree waived indictment and pled guilty to the charge following an investigation by the OLMS Atlanta District Office.