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.
|February 27th, 2007||On February 27, 2007, in the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, Penny Suddith, former Secretary-Treasurer of CWA Union #14426 in Peoria, IL, was sentenced to six months of home confinement followed by three years of probation. Suddith was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $18,906.88. On November 14, 2006, Suddith pled guilty to one count of filing false reports. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Chicago District Office.[Related documents: HTML | PDF]|
|June 22nd, 2007||On June 22, 2007, in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Kermit Dorsey, former Regional Administrator of CWA District 7, was sentenced to 500 hours of community service to be completed within three years and a term of probation to expire at the completion of the community service. On March 13, 2007, Dorsey pled guilty to embezzling union funds in the amount of $22,798.29. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Washington District Office.|
|March 13th, 2007||On March 13, 2007, in United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Kermit Dorsey, former CWA District Seven Regional Administrator, pled guilty to one count of embezzlement from a labor organization. Dorsey embezzled $22,798.29 from the union by submitting approximately 200 fraudulent restaurant receipts with his expense vouchers and receiving reimbursements based on those receipts. On January 26, 2007, Dorsey was charged with one count of embezzlement from a labor organization. The guilty plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Washington District Office.|