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embezzlement charges

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.
July 22nd, 2016On July 22, 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.), was charged in a one-count information with embezzling more than $250,000 in union funds, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The information follows an investigation by the OLMS Chicago District 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.
January 3rd, 2006On January 3, 2006, in the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota, David Pirrung, former Business Agent/Secretary-Treasurer for Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 1, was indicted on one count of embezzling union funds totaling approximately $3,000. The indictment 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.
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.
February 11th, 2003On February 11, 2003, in the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota, the grand jury returned a three count indictment against Gary Halvorson, former financial secretary and business manager of Bricklayers Local 3. The indictment charges Halvorson with one count of embezzlement of $10,175 in union funds, one count of filing a false report, and one count of destruction of records. The charges were brought following an investigation by the OLMS Minneapolis Resident Investigator Office.