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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.

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November 19th, 2019On November 19, 2019, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, Kelly Carter, former President of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 560 (located in Benton Harbor, Mich.), was sentenced to six months of home confinement, two years of probation, and 200 hours of community service. Carter previously made restitution totaling $9,031. On August 20, 2019, Carter pleaded guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $9,031, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Detroit-Milwaukee District Office and the U.S. Postal ServiceÄôs Office of the Inspector General.
August 20th, 2019On August 20, 2019, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, Kelly Carter, former President of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 560 (located in Benton Harbor, Mich.), pleaded guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $9,031, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The guilty plea follows a joint investigation by the OLMS Detroit-Milwaukee District Office and the United States Postal ServiceÄôs Office of Inspector General.
June 19th, 2019On June 19, 2019, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, Kelly Carter, former President of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 560 (located in Benton Harbor, Mich.), was charged in a one-count indictment for embezzling $7,130 in union funds, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The indictment follows a joint investigation by the OLMS Detroit-Milwaukee District Office and the United States Postal ServiceÄôs Office of Inspector General.
October 30th, 2017On October 30, 2017, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, Fort Wayne Division, Fenna F. Saylors, former Treasurer of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 378 (located in Marion, Ind.), was sentenced to two years of probation and was ordered to pay $6,050 in restitution and a $100 special assessment. Saylors paid $10,596 in restitution prior to sentencing. On March 29, 2017, Saylors pled guilty to one count of embezzlement in the amount of $16,647, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Chicago District Office.
March 29th, 2017On March 29, 2017, in the United States District Court Northern District of Indiana, Fenna F. Saylors, former Treasurer of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 378 (located in Marion, Ind.), pled guilty to one count of embezzlement, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). Saylors embezzled approximately $16,647. The guilty plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Chicago District Office.
March 13th, 2017On March 13, 2017, in the United States District Court Northern District of Indiana, Fenna F. Saylors, former Treasurer of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 378 (located in Marion, Ind.), was charged in a one-count information with embezzlement of union funds in the amount of $16,647, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Chicago District Office.
December 12th, 2016On December 12, 2016, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, Brian Cisek, former Sergeant-at-Arms of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 56 (located in Grand Rapids, Mich.), was sentenced to two years of probation and was ordered to pay a $3,000 fine and a $100 special assessment. Cisek previously paid restitution in the amount of $9,200. On August 25, 2016, Cisek pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Detroit-Milwaukee District Office.
September 21st, 2016On September 21, 2016, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, John McCain, former Secretary-Treasurer of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 1016 (located in Poplar Bluff, Mo.), was sentenced to a two years of probation and was ordered to pay a $2,000 fine and a $100 assessment. Restitution of $30,948 was previously paid in full. On June 22, 2016, McCain pled guilty one count of embezzlement, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Denver-St. Louis District Office.
August 25th, 2016On August 25, 2016, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, Brian Cisek, former Sergeant-at-Arms of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 56 (located in Grand Rapids, Mich.), pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in the approximate amount of $500, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The sentencing is scheduled for December 12, 2016. The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Detroit-Milwaukee District Office.
August 10th, 2016On August 10, 2016, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, Brian Cisek, former Sergeant-at-Arms of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 56 (located in Grand Rapids, Mich.), was charged with one count of embezzling union funds in the approximate amount of $500, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Detroit-Milwaukee District Office.
June 22nd, 2016On June 22, 2016, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, John McCain, former Secretary-Treasurer of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 1016 (located in Poplar Bluff, Mo.), pled guilty to one count of embezzling $30,948 in union funds, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The guilty plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Denver-St. Louis District Office.
March 14th, 2016On March 14, 2016, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, Northern Division, Timothy Roy Casperson, former Treasurer of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 249 (located in Menominee, Mich.), was sentenced to one year of probation and was ordered to pay a $500 fine and a $100 special assessment. Casperson was also ordered to complete 200 hours of documented community service. Casperson previously paid restitution in the amount of $10,062. On December 3, 2015, Casperson pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $9,650, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Detroit-Milwaukee District Office.
January 27th, 2016On January 27, 2016, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, John McCain, former Secretary-Treasurer of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 1016 (located in Poplar Bluff, Mo.), was indicted on one count of embezzlement of $30,948 in labor union funds, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS Denver-St. Louis District Office.
December 3rd, 2015On December 3, 2015, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, Timothy Casperson, former Treasurer of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 249 (located in Menominee, Mich.), pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $9,650, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The guilty plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Detroit-Milwaukee District Office.
June 18th, 2015On June 18, 2015, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, Henry Mayer, former Secretary-Treasurer of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 852 (located in Yakima, Wash.), was sentenced to two years of probation. Mayer paid $16,971 in restitution prior to his sentencing. On April 1, 2015, Mayer pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS San Francisco-Seattle District Office.
June 16th, 2015On June 16, 2015, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, Timothy Casperson, former Treasurer of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 249 (located in Menominee, Mich.), was indicted on one count of embezzling $9,650 in union funds, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c); one count of false reporting, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 439(b); and one count of falsifying union records, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 439(c). The indictment follows an investigation by the Detroit-Milwaukee District Office.
June 16th, 2015On June 16, 2015, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Russell Cameron Hill, former Financial Secretary-Treasurer of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 780 (located in New Bern, N.C.), was sentenced to 24 months of probation with home detention for a period not to exceed 180 consecutive days, and was ordered to pay a $1,200 fine and a $100 assessment. On March 11, 2015, Hill pled guilty to one count of embezzlement from a labor union, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Atlanta-Nashville District Office.
April 1st, 2015On April 1, 2015, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, Henry Mayer, former Financial Secretary of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Local 852 (located in Yakima, Wash.), pled guilty to one count of embezzlement from a labor union, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS San Francisco-Seattle District Office.
March 25th, 2015On March 25, 2015, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, Henry Mayer, former Financial Secretary of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Local 852 (located in Yakima, Wash.), was indicted on one count of embezzlement from a labor union, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS San Francisco-Seattle District Office.
March 25th, 2015On March 25, 2015, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Norfolk Division, Choi Hawks, former Treasurer of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 6066 (located in Chesapeake, Va.), was sentenced to six months of home detention, five years of supervised probation, and was ordered to attend financial counseling and fraud counseling, and have a mental health evaluation. Hawks previously paid full restitution of $11,196. On December 17, 2014, Hawks pled guilty to one count of embezzlement from a labor organization, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Washington District Office.
March 3rd, 2015On March 3, 2015, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Norfolk Division, Jeffrey Jones, former President of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 6066 (located in Chesapeake, Va.), was sentenced to one year of probation and was ordered to pay restitution of $7,649. On November 20, 2014, Jones pled guilty to one count of embezzlement of union funds, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Washington District Office.
March 20th, 2014On March 20, 2014, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama, Harold Ray, former secretary for National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 469 and the Alabama State Association, located in Mobile, Ala. and Birmingham, Ala., respectively, pled guilty to count one of the indictment to embezzlement of union funds, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). On January 31, 2014, Ray was indicted in a two-count indictment with one count of embezzling $38,565 in union funds, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c), and one count of access device fraud, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1029(a)(2). The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Dallas-New Orleans District Office.
January 31st, 2014On January 31, 2014, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama, Harold Ray, former secretary of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 469 (located in Mobile, Ala.), and former secretary of the NALC Alabama State Association (located in Birmingham, Ala.), was indicted on one count of embezzling $38,565 in union funds, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c), and one count of access device fraud, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1029(a)(2). The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS Dallas-New Orleans Office.
March 28th, 2013On March 28, 2013, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Frank Rysz, former Secretary-Treasurer of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 1124 (located in New Stanton, Pa.), was sentenced to three years of probation and five months home confinement, and was ordered to pay the remaining restitution of $4,914. On November 16, 2012, Rysz pled guilty to a one count indictment for embezzling $12,514.91 in union funds, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Pittsburgh District Office.
December 19th, 2012On December 19, 2012, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Wanda Jackson, former Secretary-Treasurer of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 4065 (located in Plano, Tex.), was sentenced to 18 months of incarceration, three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay $41,246.95 in restitution and a $100 assessment. On March 15, 2012, a jury found Jackson guilty of embezzling union funds in the amount of $41,246.95, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Dallas District Office.
November 16th, 2012On November 16, 2012, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Frank Rysz, former Secretary-Treasurer of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 1124 (located in New Stanton, Pa.), pled guilty to a one-count indictment for embezzling $12,514.91 in union funds, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Pittsburgh District Office.
November 15th, 2012On November 15, 2012, in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, Joseph Allen, former Treasurer of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Local 588 (located in Athens, Ga.), was indicted on one count of bank fraud, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1344; one count of providing a false statement to a credit union, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1014; one count of filing a false report, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 439(b); and six counts of embezzling union funds totaling $3,107.73, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Atlanta District Office.
September 17th, 2012On September 17, 2012, in the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii, David Ing, former Treasurer of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 860 (located in Honolulu, Hawaii), was sentenced to four months in prison, three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $10,000 fine and a $200 special assessment. Ing previously paid restitution of $79,291.24. Ing was further ordered to undergo treatment for his gambling addiction and was restricted from engaging in any gambling activities, legal or illegal, while serving his sentence. On May 31, 2012, Ing pled guilty to one count of embezzlement, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c), and one count of structuring cash transactions to evade reporting requirement, in violation of 31 U.S.C. 5324(a)(3). The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Honolulu Resident Office and the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation Division.
July 16th, 2012On July 16, 2012, in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas, Lanny F. Pauley, former Secretary-Treasurer of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 1412 (located in Garden City, Kans.), was sentenced to two years of probation and was ordered to pay $14,898.51 in restitution and a $100 assessment. On September 12, 2011, Pauley pled guilty to one count of embezzlement, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Kansas City Resident Investigator Office.
May 31st, 2012On May 31, 2012, in the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii, David M. Ing, former Treasurer of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 860 (located in Honolulu, Hawaii), pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $83,293.19, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c), and one count of structuring cash transactions to evade reporting requirement, in violation of 31 U.S.C. 5324(a)(3). The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Honolulu Resident Investigator Office and the Internal Revenue Service.
March 15th, 2012On March 15, 2012, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Wanda Jackson, former Treasurer of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 4065 (located in Plano, Tex.), was found guilty by a jury of embezzling union funds in the amount of $41,246.95. On July 13, 2011, Jackson was indicted on one count of embezzlement of union funds, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The verdict follows an investigation by the OLMS Dallas District Office.
March 13th, 2012On March 13, 2012, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Frank Rysz, former Secretary-Treasurer of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 1124 (located in New Stanton, Pa.), was charged in a one-count indictment for embezzling $12,514.91 in union funds. The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Pittsburgh District Office.
January 25th, 2012On January 25, 2012, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Tommy Harris, former Treasurer of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 1230 (located in Griffin, Ga.), was sentenced to four years of probation, 11 months of electronically monitored home confinement, 200 hours of community service, and was ordered to pay $24,646.82 in restitution (of which $4,646.82 was outstanding) and a $100 special assessment. On November 17, 2011, Harris pled guilty to one count of embezzlement totaling $24,646.82, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Atlanta District Office.
December 13th, 2011On December 13, 2011, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, Amy Pullen, former Secretary-Treasurer of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 1106 (located in Mayfield, Ky.), was indicted on one count of embezzlement in the amount of $4,876, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS Cincinnati District Office.
November 17th, 2011On November 17, 2011, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Tommy Harris, former Secretary-Treasurer of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 1230 (located in Griffin, Ga.), pled guilty to one count of embezzlement totaling $24,646.82, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The guilty plea follows an investigation by OLMS Atlanta District Office.
September 6th, 2011On September 6, 2011, in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, William Wyda, former Secretary-Treasurer of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 253 (located in Hazelton, Pa.), pled guilty to an information charging him with one count of embezzlement in the amount of $14,081.51. Wyda was then sentenced to two years probation, a substance abuse evaluation, and was ordered to pay a $250 fine, a $100 special assessment, and restitution in the amount $316.51 for remaining funds owed. Additionally, the court ordered that Wyda is prohibited from incurring any credit card charges until all payments are received by the court. The plea and sentencing follow an investigation by the OLMS Philadelphia District Office.
July 13th, 2011On July 13, 2011, in the United States District Court of the Eastern District of Texas, Wanda Jackson, former Treasurer of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 4065 (located in Plano, Tex.), was indicted on one count of embezzlement of union funds in the amount of $41,246.95, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS Dallas District Office.
June 21st, 2011On June 21, 2011, in the United Stated District Court, District of Kansas, Lanny Pauley, former Secretary-Treasurer of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 1412 (located in Garden City, Kans.), was indicted on 23 counts of embezzlement for embezzling $6,515, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The charges follow an investigation by the OLMS Kansas City Resident Office.
March 21st, 2011On March 21, 2011, in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, William Wyda, former Secretary-Treasurer of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 253 (located in Hazelton, Pa.), was charged in a one-count information with embezzlement of union funds totaling $14,081.51, in violation of 29 U.S.C. Section 501(c). The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Philadelphia District Office.
February 22nd, 2011On February 22, 2011, in the Magistrate Court for the State of New Mexico, a criminal complaint was filed against Kasey L. McCalmon, former Secretary-Treasurer of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 1509 (located in Silver City, N.M.), for the crime of embezzlement in the amount of $5,330.24. The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Denver District Office.
January 27th, 2011On January 27, 2011, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Southern Division, Max Messamore, former President of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 2039 (located in Somerset, Ky.), was charged with embezzling union funds totaling $2,293.77. The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Cincinnati District Office.
July 8th, 2010On July 8, 2010, in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, Steven McDeid, former President of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 388 (located in St. Cloud, Minn.), was sentenced to 90 days home confinement and five years probation, ordered to make restitution in the amount of $51,639.61, and pay a $100 special assessment. On March 24, 2010, McDeid pled guilty to embezzling union funds in the same amount. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Milwaukee District Office and Minneapolis Resident Investigator Office.
April 28th, 2010On April 28, 2010, in the 60th District Court of Muskegon County, Michigan, a misdemeanor complaint was filed charging Jamie Nielsen, former President of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 13 (located in Muskegon, Mich.), with one count of embezzlement of $200 or more but less than $1,000. The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Detroit District Office.
March 24th, 2010On March 24, 2010, in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, Steven J McDeid, former President of National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 388 (located in St. Cloud, Minn.), pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $51,639.61. On March 5, 2010, McDeid was charged in an information with one count of embezzling union funds in the same amount. The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Milwaukee District Office and Minneapolis Resident Investigator Office.
March 5th, 2010On March 5, 2010 in the United States District Court, District of Minnesota, an information was filed charging Steven J McDeid, former President of National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 388 (located in St. Cloud, Minn.), with one count of embezzling $51,639.61. The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Milwaukee District Office and Minneapolis Resident Office.
September 14th, 2009On September 14, 2009, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, Richard M. Clark, former Secretary Treasurer of Letter Carriers Branch 468 (located in Bowling Green, Ky.), pled guilty to embezzling union funds totaling $18,680 and destruction of union records. Clark was then sentenced to three years probation and six months home confinement, and ordered to pay full restitution, a $2000 fine and a $125 special assessment. The plea and sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Cincinnati District Office.
April 3rd, 2009On April 3, 2009, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, Richard M. Clark, former Secretary Treasurer of Letter Carriers Branch 468 (located in Bowling Green, Ky.), was charged with embezzling $18,680 in union funds and concealing and destroying union records. The charges follow an investigation by the OLMS Cincinnati District Office.
September 11th, 2008On September 11, 2008, in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, Michael A. Pingitore, former Secretary-Treasurer of the Delaware Rural Letter Carriers Association (Dover, Del.), was sentenced to three years probation, ordered to make restitution and pay a $600 special assessment. Pingitore had previously made restitution in the amount $58,908.38. On July 23, 2007, Pingitore pled guilty to six counts of embezzling union funds in the same amount. The sentencing follows a joint investigation by the OLMS Philadelphia District Office and the USPS Office of the Inspector General.
July 8th, 2008On July 8, 2008, in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, David Denman, former President of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 272 (located in Newton, NJ), pled guilty to embezzling union funds in the amount of $20,000. The plea follows a joint investigation by the OLMS New York District Office and the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General.
June 12th, 2008On June 12, 2008, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Graham P. Vane, former President of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 1280 (located in San Mateo, CA), was sentenced to fifteen months in prison followed by 3 years supervised release, ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $150,000 and a special assessment fee of $500. On January 9, 2008, Vane pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds and four counts of making false statements to a government agency. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS San Francisco District Office.
January 9th, 2008On January 9, 2008, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Graham Paul Vane, former President of the National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 1280, pled guilty to one count of embezzling over $170,000 in union funds, and four counts of making false statements to a government agency. The final embezzlement amount will be determined at Vane’s sentencing hearing. On May 24, 2007, Vane was indicted on one count of embezzling union funds in the same approximate amount, and four counts of false statements to a government agency. The guilty plea follows an investigation by the OLMS San Francisco District Office.
September 11th, 2007On September 11, 2007, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, William J. Pagano, former Secretary-Treasurer of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 78, pled guilty to one count of embezzlement of union funds totaling $66,759.18. The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Cleveland District Office.
July 27th, 2007On July 27, 2007, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, an information was filed against William J. Pagano, former Secretary-Treasurer of the National Association of Letter Carriers Local 78, charging him with one count of embezzlement of union funds in the amount of $66,759.18. The information follows an investigation by the OLMS Cleveland District Office.
July 23rd, 2007On July 23, 2007 in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, Michael A. Pingitore, former Secretary-Treasurer of the Delaware Rural Letter Carriers Association, pled guilty to six counts of embezzling union funds totaling $58,908.38. The guilty plea follows a joint investigation by the OLMS Philadelphia District Office and the USPS Office of the Inspector General.
June 22nd, 2007On June 22, 2007, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Willie Dell Clark, former Treasurer of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 36, was ordered to serve 180 days of home confinement, monitored by an electronic bracelet; followed by a three-year probationary sentence including mandatory community service of 250 hours. Clark was also ordered to make restitution in the amount of $69,095.60, and to pay an assessment of $100. On July 1, 2004, Clark pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in the same amount. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS New York District Office.
May 24th, 2007On May 24, 2007, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Graham Paul Vane, President of the National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 1280, was indicted on one count of embezzlement of labor union funds totaling over $170,000 and four counts of making false statements to a Government Agency. The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS San Francisco District Office.
March 15th, 2006On March 15, 2006, in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, Edward Johnson, former Treasurer for the National Association of Letter Carriers, Branch 704, was indicted on seven counts of embezzling union funds totaling $4,790 between May 2001 and May 2002. The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS Los Angeles District Office.
October 18th, 2005On October 18, 2005, in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, Steven R. Fairfax, former Secretary-Treasurer of Branch 3939 of the National Association of Letter Carriers, was sentenced to ten months home confinement with electronic monitoring, five years probation, and was ordered to pay full restitution and a $100 assessment. Fairfax previously pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds totaling $53,990.04. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Washington District Office.
August 31st, 2005On August 31, 2005, in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, Paul Himmelstein, former Secretary-Treasurer of Branch 1977, Letter Carriers, pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $34,683.20. Himmelstein was indicted on May 24, 2005. Sentencing is scheduled for November 29, 2005. The guilty plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Philadelphia District Office.
May 24th, 2005On May 24, 2005, in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, Paul Himmelstein, the former secretary-treasurer of Branch 1977, Letter Carriers, was indicted on one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of approximately $20,000 or more. The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS Philadelphia District Office.
March 2nd, 2005On March 2, 2005, in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, Steven R. Fairfax, former secretary-treasurer of Branch 3939, Letter Carriers, was indicted on one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $53,990.54. Fairfax was also indicted on two counts of making false statements in reports. Fairfax's indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS Washington District Office.
November 30th, 2004On November 30, 2004, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Judy Nowak, former treasurer of Branch 1107, Letter Carriers, was sentenced to six months of home confinement and two years of probation for embezzlement. In addition, Nowak was ordered to pay court fees of $100. On January 14, 2004, Nowak pled guilty to one count of embezzlement following an investigation by the OLMS Chicago District Office.
February 17th, 2004On February 17, 2004, in the United State District Court for the Southern District of New York, Willie Dell Clark, former treasurer of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 36, the nation's largest Letter Carrier affiliate representing over 6,300 members, was indicted for using her position to embezzle approximately $69,000 in union funds between January 1999 and July 2001. This indictment followed her arrest by the United States Marshals Service at her home in Denmark, South Carolina, and resulted from an investigation by the OLMS New York District Office.
December 3rd, 2003On December 3, 2003, Willie Dell Clark, former treasurer of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 36, the nation's largest Letter Carrier affiliate representing over 6,300 members, was arrested by the United States Marshals Service at her home in Denmark, South Carolina, after allegedly fleeing the jurisdiction of New York. On November 18, 2003, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, an arrest warrant was issued against Clark charging her with using her position to embezzle approximately $69,000 in union funds between January 1999 and July 2001. The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS New York District Office.
November 17th, 2003On November 17, 2003, in the United State District Court for the District of Oregon, Ty Mariner, former secretary-treasurer of Letter Carriers Branch 3083, was sentenced to three years probation for filing a false Form LM-4 report. On April 22, 2003, Mariner was indicted on five counts of embezzlement totaling $953 and one count of filing a false Form LM-4 report. He pled guilty to one count of fabrication of an annual financial report filed by a labor union. The guilty plea and sentence follow an investigation by the OLMS Seattle District Office.
July 31st, 2003On July 31, 2003, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Judy Nowak, former treasurer of Letter Carriers Branch 1107, was indicted on one count of embezzling "in excess of $10,000" in union funds. The charges were brought following an investigation by the OLMS Chicago District Office.
April 22nd, 2003On April 22, 2003, in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon, Ty Mariner, former treasurer for Branch 3083 of the National Association of Letter Carriers, was indicted on five counts of embezzlement totaling $953 (of the $2,346 specified elsewhere in the indictment) and one count of filing a false Form LM-4 report. He pled not guilty on May 9 at arraignment. The charges were brought following an investigation by the OLMS Seattle District Office.
September 4th, 2001On September 4, 2001, in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, Larry Turman, former secretary-treasurer of Letter Carriers Branch 2119, was sentenced to one year supervised probation and fined $1,000. The judgement order made note that full restitution of $1,700 had already been made to the union. He had earlier pled guilty to embezzling union funds following an investigation by the OLMS Nashville District Office.
May 14th, 2001On May 14, 2001, in the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii, Glenn Reys, former secretary-treasurer of Letter Carriers Branch 4644, entered a guilty plea to one count of embezzling $2,000 in union funds and one count of filing a false labor organization annual report, Form LM-4. The charges had been brought following an investigation by the OLMS San Francisco District Office.
March 20th, 2001On March 20, 2001, in the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, Robert Comerford, former treasurer of Letter Carriers Branch 31, pled guilty to one count of embezzling in excess of $10,000 in union funds. The charges had been brought following an investigation by the OLMS Chicago District Office.