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.
|February 2nd, 2010||On February 2, 2010, in the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, Jeff Kenney, former Secretary-Treasurer for the Graphic Communications Local 205-C (located in Youngstown, Ohio) was indicted on one count of embezzling $14,388 in union funds and one count of filing a false form LM-3. The charges follow an investigation by the OLMS Cleveland District Office|
|October 18th, 2006||On October 18, 2006, in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Thomas P. Ubzut, former Secretary-Treasurer of Graphic Communications International Union (GCIU), Local 735S, was indicted on one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $21,099.17 and two counts of making false entries in union records. The charges follow an investigation by the OLMS Philadelphia District Office.|
|October 20th, 2003||On October 20, 2003, in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, Tammy Lynne Reeves, former office manager/administrative assistant of Graphic Communications International Union Local 72-C, was sentenced to 18 months incarceration and three years probation for embezzling $169,366.30 in union funds. She was ordered to make restitution in the amount of $21,366.30 and to pay a special assessment of $100; she paid $148,000 in restitution prior to the indictment. On November 18, 2002, Reeves was indicted on one count of embezzlement; she pled guilty on June 3, 2003. The sentence and guilty plea follow a joint investigation by the OLMS Washington District Office and the FBI.|