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.
|July 22nd, 2016||On July 22, 2016, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, David Fleury, former President of Bricklayers Local 6 (located in Rockford, Ill.), was charged in a one-count information with embezzling more than $250,000 in union funds, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The information follows an investigation by the OLMS Chicago District Office.|
|March 30th, 2006||On March 30, 2006, in the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota, David Pirrung, former Financial-Secretary and Business Manager of Bricklayers Local 1, pled guilty to a one count superceding information charging him with having concealed union financial records. Pirrung had been indicted on January 3, 2006 on one count of embezzling union funds totaling approximately $3,000. The guilty plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Minneapolis Resident Investigator Office.|
|December 23rd, 2004||On December 23, 2004, in United Sates District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, Amanda Kemmer, former office manager for Local 3, Bricklayers, pled guilty to a one-count information charging her with embezzling approximately $209,383.67 in union funds. The guilty plea follows an investigation by the OLMS St. Louis District Office.|
|January 30th, 2004||On January 30, 2004, in the United States District Court for Nevada, Tim Egan, former business manager and secretary-treasurer of Bricklayers Local 3, was sentenced to four months of home detention with electronic monitoring and 24 months of probation for failure to maintain union records and making false statements and omissions of material facts in union reports. He was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $19,363.43 and to undergo treatment for gambling and drug addiction. Egan pled guilty to the charges on September 22, 2003, following an investigation by the OLMS San Francisco District Office.|
|September 22nd, 2003||On September 22, 2003, in the United States District Court for the District of Nevada, Tim Egan, former business manager, secretary and treasurer of Bricklayers Local 3, was charged with and pleaded guilty to failure to maintain union records, and making false statements and omissions of material facts in union reports. From January 1988 through March 2000, Egan failed to maintain financial records which reported, among other things, his personal use of cash from union dues and personal use of union credit cards. Egan also failed to disclose these matters on annual reports submitted to the Department of Labor. These charges and guilty pleas resulted from an investigation by the OLMS San Francisco District Office.|
|February 11th, 2003||On February 11, 2003, in the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota, the grand jury returned a three count indictment against Gary Halvorson, former financial secretary and business manager of Bricklayers Local 3. The indictment charges Halvorson with one count of embezzlement of $10,175 in union funds, one count of filing a false report, and one count of destruction of records. The charges were brought following an investigation by the OLMS Minneapolis Resident Investigator Office.|