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.
May 5th, 2009
On May 5, 2009, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama, Angelo Wiggins, former President of the National Alliance of Postal and Federal Employees (NAPFE) Local 408 (located in Mobile, Ala.), was sentenced to five years of probation and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $2,269.85. On February 3, 2009, Wiggins pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in the same amount. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS New Orleans District Office.
July 26th, 2004
On July 26, 2004, in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Renee Newman, former employee of the National Alliance of Postal and Federal Employees Union (NAPFE), was sentenced to five years probation; she will serve the first six months in home detention. Newman was also ordered to make full restitution in the amount of $29,220.60 and to pay a $100 assessment. On April 23, 2004, she pled guilty to one count of embezzling $29,220.60 in union funds following an investigation by the OLMS Washington District Office.