National Federation of Federal Employees
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.
|March 13th, 2012||On March 13, 2012, in the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, Gloria Porter, former President of National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE), International Association of Machinists (IAM) Local 2049 and former Secretary-Treasurer of the NFFE IAM Army Materiel Command (AMC) District Council (both located in Las Cruces, N.M.), was sentenced to 70 months imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release. Porter also was ordered to pay $143,457.50 in restitution and a $300 special assessment. On June 30, 2011, after a three-day trial, a federal jury convicted Porter on all 107 counts of an indictment charging her with 105 counts of wire fraud, one count of mail fraud, and one count of aggravated identity theft. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Denver District Office.|
|October 11th, 2007||On October 11, 2007, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, an indictment was unsealed charging Donna Hammock, aka Donna Jackson or Donna Jones, former President of the National Federation of Federal Employees Local 2096, with two counts of making false and fraudulent statements to a federal department or agency. The indictment alleges that Hammock willfully made false and fraudulent statements and representations as to material facts on the local's Form LM-3. The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS Los Angeles District Office.|
|August 1st, 2007||On August 1, 2007, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, Lorraine Payton, former President of the National Federation of Federal Employees, Veterans Administration Council, pled guilty to one count of mail fraud. On March 16, 2007, Payton was charged in a superseding indictment with mail fraud and false statements to a government agency. The guilty plea follows an investigation by the OLMS New Orleans District Office.|
|August 10th, 2006||On August 10, 2006, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, Lorraine Payton, former President of the National Federation of Federal Employees, Veterans Administration Council, was indicted on two counts of making false reports. The charges follow an investigation by the OLMS New Orleans District Office.|
|February 6th, 2004||On February 6, 2004, in the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, Erma Elizaldez, former secretary-treasurer for National Federation of Federal Employees, IAM, Local Union 1031, pled guilty to a one count information charging her with misdemeanor receiving stolen property (approximately $500.00). Elizaldez stipulated that she received $14,491.89 from the local's checking account and $4,151.00 from the arbitration/savings account, for a combined total of $18,642.89. Elizaldez paid restitution of approximately $26,655.00. In a plea agreement, she agreed not to hold any official title in the labor organization, other than as a member, for 13 years from the date of the plea. The guilty plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Denver District Office.|
|March 3rd, 2003||On March 3, 2003, in the Superior Court for Walla Walla County (Washington), Peggy Backlund, former secretary-treasurer of National Federation of Federal Employees Local 181, was charged with felony theft in the first degree totaling $2,849 following an investigation by the OLMS Seattle District Office.|