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.
|September 23rd, 2011||On September 23, 2011, in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon, Michael Thompson, former business manager for United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers, and Allied Workers Local 49 (located in Portland, Ore.), was sentenced to one year probation and was ordered to pay a $25 special assessment. On June 20, 2011, Thompson pled guilty to a single count of 29 U.S.C. 439(b) for filing of a false report. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Seattle District Office.|
|June 29th, 2009||On June 29, 2009, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Anne Oâ€™Rourke, former office secretary of Roofers Local 37 (located in Pittsburgh, Pa.), pled guilty to a two-count indictment for embezzling union funds in the amount of $23,057 and falsifying union records. Subsequently, Oâ€™Rourke was sentenced to two years probation on each count, ordered to make remaining restitution in the amount of $6,059.45, and pay a special assessment of $125. On August 6, 2008, Oâ€™Rourke had been charged in a two-count indictment with embezzling union funds in the amount of $23,057 and falsifying union records. The plea and sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Pittsburgh District Office.|
|June 15th, 2009||On June 15, 2009, in the United States District Court for the Western District of New York, Michael Pagano, former Business Agent /Secretary-Treasurer of Roofers, Local 74 (located in West Seneca, N.Y.), was sentenced to one year probation and order to make full restitution of $9,264. In December 2008, Pagano pled guilty to one count of falsifying union records. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Buffalo District Office.|
|June 22nd, 2007||On June 22, 2007, in the County Court of Sarpy County, Nebraska, Nancy Stanek, was convicted of Criminal Attempt - Second Degree Forgery and sentenced to twelve months probation. On April 13, 2006, Stanek, the wife of Roofers Local 85's president, pled guilty to forging $5,100 in unauthorized checks drawn on the local's account. The conviction and sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Kansas City Resident Office.|
|February 2nd, 2006||On February 2, 2006, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Tim Burke, former Business Manager/Financial Secretary for Roofers Local 42, was sentenced to 180 days of electronically monitored home detention and three years supervised probation for embezzling union funds. He was ordered to pay $21,340 in restitution in addition to $10,230 already paid and will be subject to random drug and alcohol testing while on probation. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Cincinnati District Office.|
|June 22nd, 2004||On June 22, 2004, in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon, Gerhard Hubbard, former secretary-treasurer of Roofers Local 156, was sentenced to five years of supervised probation for embezzlement and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $18,002. On April 2, 2004, Hubbard pled guilty to a one count information charging him with embezzling from the local's vacation fund. The guilty plea and sentence follow an investigation by the OLMS Seattle District Office.|
|July 15th, 2003||On July 15, 2003, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, Steven Namack, former business agent/financial secretary and apprenticeship coordinator of Roofers Local 188, was sentenced to eight months imprisonment for embezzling funds from an employee benefit plan and eighteen months imprisonment for embezzling union assets with the sentences to be served concurrently. He was ordered to make restitution in the amount of $132,255.24 and to pay a $200.00 special assessment. Namack pled guilty to one count of embezzling employee benefit plan funds and one count of embezzling union funds on May 7, 2003, following an investigation by the OLMS Pittsburgh District Office.|
|April 17th, 2002||On April 17, 2002, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Robert D. King, Jr., former financial secretary of Roofers Local 86, was sentenced to 21 months imprisonment and three years probation and was ordered to make restitution of $130,507. He had pled guilty on December 11, 2001, to embezzling union funds and employee benefit (apprenticeship) funds following an investigation by the OLMS Cleveland District Office.|