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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.

DateDescription
September 1st, 2016On September 1, 2016, in the 17th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida, Roger Martinez, former Vice President of Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 296 (formerly located in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.), pled no contest to one count of grand theft in the 3rd degree in the amount of $5,500. Based upon an open plea to the court, the judge withheld adjudication and sentenced the subject to 18 months of probation. Martinez previously paid full restitution of $5,500. The plea and sentencing follow an investigation by the OLMS Ft. Lauderdale Resident Investigator Office.
July 21st, 2016On July 21, 2016, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Simiel Campbell, former President of the Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 2014 (located in Chicago, Ill.), was sentenced to three years of probation and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $11,700 and a special assessment of $25. Campbell was also ordered to serve 80 hours of community service. On March 24, 2016, Campbell pled guilty to one count of making a material false statement and representation on the Form LM-3 for fiscal year ending June 30, 2008, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 439(b). The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Chicago District Office.
December 12th, 2013On December 12, 2013, in the United States District Court for the Western District of New York, David Kellner, former President of Transport Workers Local 2020 (located in Grand Island, N.Y.), was sentenced to six months of home detention with electronic monitoring and two years of probation. Kellner was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $12,226, a fine of $2,000, and a special assessment of $25. On September 12, 2013, Kellner pled guilty to a one-count misdemeanor of making a false statement on an annual report to conceal an embezzlement, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 439(b). The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Boston-Buffalo District Office.
June 3rd, 2013On June 3, 2013, in the 396th District Court of Tarrant County, Texas, Kady Tucker, former office secretary of Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 575 (located in Euless, Tex.), received deferred adjudication at sentencing. Tucker was sentenced to five years of probation, and was ordered to complete 120 hours of community service and make restitution in the amount of $2777. On the same date, Tucker pled guilty to three counts of forgery, in violation of Texas Penal Code 32.21. The plea and sentencing follow an investigation by the OLMS Dallas District Office.
December 4th, 2003On December 4, 2003, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Percella Roper, former bookkeeper for Transport Workers (TWU) Local 234, was sentenced to six months home confinement and five years probation for embezzlement and aiding and abetting. She was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $98,132 which will come from her union pension, including a $20,000 payment to be received by the court within five days of the sentencing. On June 10, 2003, Roper was indicted on one count of embezzlement and one count of aiding and abetting in the embezzlement. She pled guilty on September 4, 2003. The sentence follows an investigation by the OLMS Philadelphia District Office.