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Guilty Pleas

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.

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August 9th, 2016On August 9, 2016, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, David Fleury, former President of Bricklayers Local 6 (located in Rockford, Ill.), pled guilty to one count of embezzling over $250,000 in union funds, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Chicago District Office.
January 13th, 2015On January 13, 2015, in the Perry County Court of Common Pleas, Brian Stoneburner, former Treasurer for Bricklayers Local 44 (located in Newark, Ohio), was sentenced to 90 days of incarceration, five years of probation, 100 hours of community service, and was ordered to make full restitution of $13,235. On November 4, 2014, Stoneburner pled guilty to one count of grand theft. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Cincinnati-Cleveland District Office.
June 26th, 2006On June 26, 2006, in the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota, David Pirrung, former Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer for Bricklayers Local 1, was sentenced to one year probation and fined $1,000. On March 30, 2006, Pirrung pled guilty to concealing union records. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Minneapolis Resident Investigator Office.
March 30th, 2006On March 30, 2006, in the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota, David Pirrung, former Financial-Secretary and Business Manager of Bricklayers Local 1, pled guilty to a one count superceding information charging him with having concealed union financial records. Pirrung had been indicted on January 3, 2006 on one count of embezzling union funds totaling approximately $3,000. The guilty plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Minneapolis Resident Investigator Office.
May 12th, 2005On May 12, 2005, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, Amanda Kemmer, former secretary of Local 3, Bricklayers, was sentenced to 24 months in prison, three years probation, and ordered to pay full restitution for embezzling $209,384 in union funds. On December 22, 2004, Kemmer pled guilty following an investigation by the OLMS St. Louis District Office.
December 23rd, 2004On December 23, 2004, in United Sates District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, Amanda Kemmer, former office manager for Local 3, Bricklayers, pled guilty to a one-count information charging her with embezzling approximately $209,383.67 in union funds. The guilty plea follows an investigation by the OLMS St. Louis District Office.
January 30th, 2004On January 30, 2004, in the United States District Court for Nevada, Tim Egan, former business manager and secretary-treasurer of Bricklayers Local 3, was sentenced to four months of home detention with electronic monitoring and 24 months of probation for failure to maintain union records and making false statements and omissions of material facts in union reports. He was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $19,363.43 and to undergo treatment for gambling and drug addiction. Egan pled guilty to the charges on September 22, 2003, following an investigation by the OLMS San Francisco District Office.
September 22nd, 2003On September 22, 2003, in the United States District Court for the District of Nevada, Tim Egan, former business manager, secretary and treasurer of Bricklayers Local 3, was charged with and pleaded guilty to failure to maintain union records, and making false statements and omissions of material facts in union reports. From January 1988 through March 2000, Egan failed to maintain financial records which reported, among other things, his personal use of cash from union dues and personal use of union credit cards. Egan also failed to disclose these matters on annual reports submitted to the Department of Labor. These charges and guilty pleas resulted from an investigation by the OLMS San Francisco District Office.
March 28th, 2003On March 28, 2003, in the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota, Gary Halvorson, former financial secretary and business manager of Bricklayers Local 3, pled guilty to one count of embezzling $9,975 in union funds. After acceptance of his plea, he was sentenced to three years probation and 100 hours of community service and was ordered to make full restitution of $9,975. He had been indicted on February 11, 2003 following an investigation by the OLMS Minneapolis Resident Investigator Office.