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.
|November 19th, 2004||On November 19, 2004, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Derrick Thomas, former secretary-treasurer of the Glass Molders Plastics Union, pled guilty to embezzling $10,297 in union funds. An indictment filed August 18, 2004, alleged that Thomas negotiated unauthorized checks from the union's checking account by forging the president's co signature and making them payable to himself. The guilty plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Chicago District Office.|
|April 5th, 2010||On April 5, 2010, in United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, Corry Carroll, Secretary-Treasurer of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET), General Committee of Adjustment (located in Albert Lea, Minn.), was indicted for embezzling union funds in the amount of approximately $35,000. The indictment follows an investigation by the Milwaukee District Office and Minneapolis Resident Office.|
|July 15th, 2005||On July 15, 2005, in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, William Harry Good, Jr., former financial secretary-treasurer of Local Lodge 821, Machinists, was indicted for embezzling $11,800 in union funds. According to the 8-count indictment, Good made union checks payable to himself, without authorization or approval by the union's executive board, and deposited them into his personal bank account. The indictment superceded a criminal complaint and an arrest warrant on June 30, 2005. The indictment follows a joint investigation by the OLMS Los Angeles District Office and the Department of Labor's Office of the Inspector General.|
|July 29th, 2010||On July 29, 2010, in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, Cory A. Carroll, former Secretary Treasurer of Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) Regional and Shortline General Committee of Adjustment (GCA) (located in Albert Lea, Minn.), pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $35,362.41. On April 5, 2010, Carroll was indicted for the same offense. The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Milwaukee District Office and Minneapolis Resident Investigator Office.|