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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.

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October 18th, 2016On October 18, 2016, in the Circuit Court of Preston County, West Virginia, Jared Henson, former President of American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 420 (located in Bruceton Mills, W.Va.), was charged in a three-count indictment with two counts of grand larceny by embezzlement in a total amount in excess of $1,000, in violation of W.VA. Code 61-3-13 and 61-3-20, and one count of falsifying accounts, in violation of W. VA Code 61-3-22. The charges follow an investigation by the OLMS Philadelphia-Pittsburgh District Office and the Department of LaborÕs Office of Inspector General.
August 12th, 2016On August 12, 2016, in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Wanda Rosenboro-Correa, former Secretary-Treasurer of American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 2798 (located in Washington, D.C.), was charged in a one-count indictment with theft within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States for stealing more than $1,000 from the union. The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS Washington District Office.
January 20th, 2016On January 20, 2016, in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, Patrick Remigio, former President of American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 2859 (located in Maricopa, Ariz.), was indicted on eight counts of wire fraud, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1343, and on two counts of false documents, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1001. The charges follow a joint investigation by the OLMS Phoenix Resident Investigator Office, Department of Homeland Security's Office of Professional Responsibility, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
December 18th, 2015On December 18, 2015, in the Superior Court in the City of Clifton, New Jersey, Sharon Williams-Savage, former President of American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 2425 (located in East Orange, N.J.), was indicted on two counts of misapplication of entrusted property exceeding $1,000 in the 3rd degree and theft by unlawful taking or disposition exceeding $500 in the 3rd degree between 2008 and 2012, in violation of NJSA 2C:21-15 and 2C:20-3, respectively. The indictment follows a joint investigation by the OLMS New York District Office and the New Jersey State Criminal Division.
December 16th, 2015On December 16, 2015, in the United States District Court for the District of Alaska, Jeffrey W. Davies, former President of American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 183 (located in Anchorage, Alaska), was indicted for one count of embezzling over $100,000 in union funds, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The union membersÕ past employment history led them to be affiliated with AFGE even though they are not currently federal or state employees. The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS San Francisco-Seattle District Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Anchorage Field Office.
November 10th, 2015On November 10, 2015, in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas, Shelly Sutton, former Treasurer of American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 477 (located in Wichita, Kans.), was indicted on one count of bank fraud, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1344. The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS Denver-St. Louis District Office.
October 19th, 2015On October 19, 2015, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (White Plains), William Davis, former President of American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 1119 (located in Montrose, N.Y.), was indicted on one count of wire fraud, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1343, and two counts of making false statements, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1001. The charges follow a joint investigation by the OLMS New York District Office and the Department of Veterans AffairsÕ Office of Inspector General.
September 9th, 2015On September 9, 2015, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Paul Florez, former President of American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 3922 (located in El Paso, Tex.), was sentenced to 180 days of home confinement, five years of probation, and was ordered to pay $44,878 in restitution and a $5,000 fine. On June 10, 2015, Florez pled guilty to a one-count indictment for taking away with the intent to steal property of another within special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 661. The sentencing following follows an investigation by the OLMS Dallas-New Orleans District Office.
February 27th, 2015On February 27, 2015, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, Southern Division, Stephanie Hicks, former President of American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 2207 (located in Birmingham, Ala.), was indicted on eight counts of bank fraud for embezzling approximately $132,000, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1344; eight counts of forged securities, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 513(a); and three counts of aggravated identity theft, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1028(a)(1). The indictment follows a joint investigation by the OLMS Atlanta-Nashville District Office and Department of Veterans AffairsÕ Office of Inspector General.
June 3rd, 2014On June 3, 2014, in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, Aide Spade, former Secretary-Treasurer of American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 709 (located in Littleton, Colo.), was indicted on four counts of falsely underreporting union disbursements paid to her, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1001(a)(3). The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS Denver-St. Louis District Office and the Department of Justice’s Office of Inspector General.
March 25th, 2014On March 25, 2014, in the State of New Jersey, County of Burlington, Michelle Garber, former office employee of American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 1778 (located in Wrightstown, N.J.), was indicted before the Grand Jury and charged with one count of Theft by Deception (3rd degree), in violation of N.J.S. 2C:20-4; one count of Misapplication of Entrusted Property (3rd degree), in violation of N.J.S. 2C:21-15; and Elements of Computer Theft (3rd degree), in violation of N.J.S. 2C:20-25c in an amount in excess of $500 but less than $75,000. The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS New York District Office.
January 28th, 2014On January 28, 2014, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma, Shelly Roanhorse, former Treasurer of American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 3601 (located in Claremore, Okla.), was sentenced to three years of probation and was ordered to pay $4,565 in restitution. On October 21, 2013, Roanhorse pled guilty to a one count indictment charging her with making false statements, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1001. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Dallas-New Orleans District Office.
January 28th, 2014On January 28, 2014, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, James E. Charleston, former President of American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 2107 (located in North Chicago, Ill.), pled guilty to one count of mail fraud, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1341. A superseding indictment filed on August 15, 2013 charged Charleston with four counts of mail fraud and one count of theft on government property, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 661. The guilty plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Chicago District Office.
October 21st, 2013On October 21, 2013, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma, Shelly Roanhorse, former Treasurer of American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 3601 (located in Claremore, Okla.), pled guilty to a one-count indictment charging her with making false statements, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1001. The guilty plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Dallas-New Orleans District Office.
September 3rd, 2013On September 3, 2013, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma, Shelly Roanhorse, former Treasurer of American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 3601 (located in Claremore, Okla.), was indicted for making false statements, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1001. The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS Dallas District Office.
August 6th, 2013On August 6, 2013, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, Janet Posey, President of American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 2384 VA (located in Clarksburg, W.Va.), was indicted on one count of concealment of embezzled funds on federal property of more than $1,000, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 662. The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Pittsburgh District Office.
August 6th, 2013On August 6, 2013, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, Linda Bland, Vice President of American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 2384 VA (located in Clarksburg, W.Va.), was indicted on one count of concealment of embezzled funds on federal property of more than $1,000, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 662. The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Pittsburgh District Office.
April 8th, 2013On April 8, 2013, in the Hamilton County (Ohio) Court of Common Pleas, Cynthia Yancey, former Secretary Treasurer of American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 3840 (located in Cincinnati, Ohio), was indicted on one count of theft of union funds in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2913.02(A)(1). The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS Cincinnati District Office.
March 15th, 2013On March 15, 2013, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Jacquelyn Pugh-Rodgers, former Vice President of American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 2107 (located in North Chicago, Ill.), pled guilty to one count of mail fraud in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1341. Pugh-Rodgers was previously indicted on July 17, 2012 with one count of embezzlement of more than $1,000 on a federal enclave in violation of 18 U.S.C. 661 and two counts of mail fraud. The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Chicago District Office.
February 19th, 2013On February 19, 2013, in the 290th Judicial District Court of Bexar County, WD Whiting, former President of American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 1757 (located in San Antonio, Tex.), was charged with one count of felony theft, with an aggregate value of $1,500 or more but less than $20,000, and one count of felony misappropriation of fiduciary/financial property, in violation of Texas Statues 31.03 and 32.45. The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS New Orleans District Office.
November 13th, 2012On November 13, 2012, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, Danny L. Hubbard, former President of American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 1380 (located in Panama City, Fla.), was charged in a 24-count indictment with wire fraud, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1343. The charges follow an investigation by the OLMS Atlanta and New Orleans District Offices.
November 8th, 2012On November 8, 2012, in the 4th Judicial District Court, County of Rusk, Texas, Roberto Macias, Jr., former president of American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 2759 (located in El Paso, Tex.), was charged with 3rd degree felony theft of $2,800, in violation of Texas Penal Code Section 31.03. The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS Dallas District Office.
October 23rd, 2012On October 23, 2012, in the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota, Melody Wouden, former President of American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 2342 (located in Ft. Meade, S.D.), was charged in a two-count indictment with providing a false statement, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1001, and larceny in an amount under $1,000, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 7(3) and 661. The charges follow an investigation by the OLMS Minneapolis Resident Investigator Office.
August 16th, 2012On August 16, 2012, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, Terence J. “T.J.” Bonner, former President of American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) National Border Patrol Council 83 (located in Laredo, Tex.), was indicted on one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1349, and 11 counts of wire fraud, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1343. The indictment also states that Bonner illegally obtained hundreds of thousands of dollars in union funds to which he was not entitled and provides notice of forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 981(a)(1)(c) and 28 U.S.C. 2461(c). The indictment follows a joint investigation by the OLMS New Orleans District Office, Customs and Border Protection - Internal Affairs, and the Internal Revenue Service.
July 31st, 2012On July 31, 2012, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Rufino Sanchez, former President of National Association of Government Employees (NAGE) Local R3 10 (located in Ronkonoma, N.Y.), was indicted and an arrest warrant issued for 22 counts of mail fraud related to the misappropriation of $15,723 in union funds. On August 16, 2012, Sanchez was arrested and arraigned. The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS New York District Office.
July 17th, 2012On July 17, 2012, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, James Charleston, former President of American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 2107 (located in North Chicago, Ill.), Jacquelyn Pugh-Rodgers, former Vice President, and Mary Craigen, former Secretary-Treasurer, were each charged in a five-count indictment with one count of embezzlement of more than $1,000 on a federal enclave, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 661, and two counts of mail fraud, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1341. The charges follow an investigation by the OLMS Chicago District Office.
February 20th, 2012On February 20, 2012, in the General Court of Justice, Superior Court Division for the State of North Carolina, County of Durham, Terry L. Wagner, former Secretary-Treasurer of American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 2923 (located in Durham, N.C.), was indicted for embezzlement totaling between $7,312 and $7,845. The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS Nashville District Office.
October 24th, 2011On October 24, 2011, in the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, Victor Davis, former President of American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 3283 (located in Cleveland, Ohio), was indicted on one count of theft in excess of $500 but less than $5,000. The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS Cleveland District Office and the Defense Criminal Investigative Service.
October 29th, 2009On October 29, 2009, in the County Court of Hale County, Texas, Rudy Villa Jr., former Treasurer of American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 2771 (located in Plainview, Texas), was indicted on felony theft charges. The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS Dallas District Office.
June 19th, 2009On June 19, 2009, in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, LaRose Elsezy, former bookkeeper of AFGE Local 1923 (located in Baltimore, Md.), pled guilty to one count of theft in a special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States. An OLMS investigation concluded that Elsezy created and cashed checks totaling $44,316.58, drawn from the union’s bank account for personal use. Elsezy affixed the signature stamps of the President and Treasurer, altered the name of the payees in the union's accounting system, and removed checks from the union's records to conceal the true beneficiary of the funds. On April 7, 2009, Elsezy was indicted on one count of theft within a special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States and one count of aiding and abetting. The guilty plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Washington Distrct Office.
June 11th, 2009On June 11, 2009, in the Montgomery County (Ohio) Court of Common Pleas, Monica Smalls, former Treasurer of AFGE Local 2209 (located in Dayton, Ohio), was sentenced to five years probation, ordered to make full restitution in the amount of $3,790, and required to attend the Montgomery County Theft Counseling Program. Smalls was indicted on April 10, 2009. On May 14, 2009, she pled guilty to theft of more than $500. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Cincinnati District Office.
April 7th, 2009On April 7, 2009, in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, LaRose Elsezy, former administrative assistant and bookkeeper of AFGE Local 1923, was indicted on one count of theft within a special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States and one count of aiding and abetting. An OLMS investigation concluded that Elsezy created and cashed checks, drawn from the union’s bank account, for personal use, affixed the signature stamps of the President and Treasurer, altered the name of the payees in the union's accounting system, and removed checks from the union's records to conceal the true beneficiary of the funds. The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS Washington District Office.
March 17th, 2009On March 17, 2009, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, Don C. Padgett, former secretary treasurer of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 1304 (located in Greenville, Ill.), was indicted for one count of mail fraud relating to an embezzlement of $186,997. The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS St. Louis District Office.
December 3rd, 2008On December 3, 2008, in the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, Fidel R. Garza, former President of AFGE Local 2063 (located in Albuquerque N.M.), was indicted on fifty-eight counts each of wire fraud and deprivation of honest services associated with defrauding the local of approximately $84,000 in union funds. The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Denver District Office.
November 13th, 2008On November 13, 2008 in the Court of Common Pleas of Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Willie Harris, former Secretary Treasurer of AFGE Local 2823 (located in Cleveland, Ohio) was indicted for theft exceeding $5,000, misuse of a credit card, and unauthorized access to a computer. The indictment follows a joint investigation by the OLMS Cleveland District Office and the Veterans Administration’s Office of Inspector General.
October 27th, 2008On October 27, 2008, in the United States District Court for the District of Nevada, Janet Louise Johnson, former Treasurer of AFGE Local 2152 (located in Reno, Nev.), pled guilty to one count of theft of union funds at a place within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States. On June 4 2008, Johnson was indicted on one count of wire fraud in the amount of $11,251.44 and seven counts of theft of union funds at a place within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States. Johnson is alleged to have used union funds to pay for unauthorized personal charges made on the union’s credit card. The plea follows a joint investigation by the OLMS Las Vegas Resident Investigator Office and the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs Office of Inspector General.
October 23rd, 2008On October 23, 2008, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Lawrence Marable and Deborah Powell, former President and Treasurer, respectively, of AFGE Local1793, representing employees at the VA Medical Center in (Philadelphia, Pa.) both were sentenced on a seven count indictment that included one count of conspiracy, five counts of theft of property in a special territorial jurisdiction of the United States and one count of making false statements. Marable was sentenced to eighteen months incarceration followed by three years of supervised probation, ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $184,129.85, a special assessment of $700.00 and a fine of $3,000.00. Powell was sentenced to twelve months and one day incarceration followed by two years of supervised probation, ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $184,129.85 and a special assessment of $700.00. Marable and Powell conspired to convert dues checkoff checks and issue Local 1793 checks for their personal use totaling $184,129.85. Marable and Powell were held separately liable in the payment of restitution. The sentencings follow a joint investigation by the OLMS Philadelphia District Office and the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General.
March 4th, 2008On March 4, 2008 in the District Court of Val Verde County, Texas, Raul Castorena, former President of AFGE Local 1749, was indicted on one count of theft and one count of misapplication of fiduciary property in an amount greater than $1,500 but less than $20,000. The charges follow an investigation by the OLMS New Orleans District Office.
January 30th, 2008On January 30, 2008, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, William Sargent, former Treasurer of AFGE Local 704, was indicted on one count of mail fraud involving a scheme to defraud the union of approximately $31,015. The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS Chicago District Office.
August 9th, 2007On August 9, 2007, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, Brad Harper, former Treasurer of AFGE Local 1629, pled guilty to one count of making materially false statements on the annual financial report filed by Local 1629. On June 5, 2007, Harper was indicted on three counts of making false reports. The guilty plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Detroit District Office.
June 5th, 2007On June 5, 2007, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, Brad Harper, former Treasurer of AFGE Local 1629, was indicted on three counts of making false reports. The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Detroit District Office.
March 6th, 2007On March 6, 2007, in Superior Court of the District of Columbia, Delores Walker, former Secretary of AFGE Local 476, was indicted on one count of fraud, one count of first degree theft, and eighteen counts of second degree theft. The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS Washington District Office.
July 27th, 2006On July 27, 2006, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Mary Love and Danna France, former President and Financial Secretary, respectively, of AFGE Local 96, were each indicted on three counts of theft on federal property, one count of making a false report, and one count of creating false records. The charges follow an investigation by the OLMS St. Louis District Office.
June 8th, 2006On June 8, 2006, in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, Josefina Suarez, former President of AFGE Local 1662 pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds. On October 27, 2004, Suarez was indicted on 67 counts of embezzlement. As part of the plea agreement, Suarez must make restitution of up to $27,400. The guilty plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Los Angeles District Office.
March 9th, 2006On March 9, 2006, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, Jerry LeBlanc, former President of AFGE Local 2250, pled guilty to one count of embezzlement within a special maritime or territorial jurisdiction of the United States in the amount of $46,151.51 in union funds. LeBlanc was indicted on November 8, 2005. The guilty plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Dallas District Office and the Department of Veteran Affairs' Office of the Inspector General.
March 6th, 2006On March 6, 2006, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Cindy Wright, former President of AFGE Local 1298, was sentenced to twenty-four months in prison and was ordered to pay approximately $32,000 in restitution. On October 5, 2005, Wright pled guilty to a one-count indictment charging her with making false statements of material fact. The conviction follows an investigation by the OLMS Dallas District Office and the Department of Justice Office of Inspector General.
November 8th, 2005On November 8, 2005, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, Jerry T. LeBlanc, President of American Federation of Government Employees Local 2250, was indicted on one count of embezzlement within a special maritime or territorial jurisdiction of the United States. The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS Dallas District Office and the Department of Veterans Affair's Office of Inspector General.
August 17th, 2005On August 17, 2005, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Cynthia Wright, former president of American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 1298 in Fort Worth, Texas, was indicted on charges of making a false statement. The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS Dallas District Office and the Department of Justice's Office of Inspector General.
May 18th, 2005On May 18, 2005, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Cassandra Williams, former president of Local 905, American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), was indicted on one count of making a false statement and one count of filing false records. The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS St. Louis District Office.
April 20th, 2005On April 20, 2005, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Anthony L. Ward, former president of Local 1055, AFGE, was indicted on one count of making a false statement and five counts of uttering forged securities. The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS New Orleans District Office.
February 24th, 2005On February 24, 2005, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, an indictment was filed against Pamela Tucker, former president of Local 2525, American Federation of Government Employees, charging her with 28 counts of theft of union funds totaling $6,564.82. The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS New Orleans District Office.
January 5th, 2005On January 5, 2005, in the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas (Ohio), an indictment was filed against Diane Hollins, former president of Local 3283, American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), charging her with theft of more than $5,000, but less than $100,000, in union funds. The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Cleveland District Office.
October 27th, 2004On October 27, 2004, in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, Josefina Suarez Gonzalez, former president of American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 1662, was indicted on 67 counts of embezzlement. The indictment alleges that Suarez Gonzalez embezzled $27,404.25 in union funds by writing unauthorized checks to cash and to herself in the amount of $23,504, and to her daughters in the amount of $3,900. The indictment supercedes an information filed September 17, 2004, charging Suarez Gonzalez with one count of embezzlement and one count of making false entries in union records. The charges follow an investigation by the OLMS Los Angeles District Office.
October 27th, 2004On October 27, 2004, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, an indictment was filed against Doris J. Blue, current president of American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 2207, charging her with forgery and obstruction of justice. The indictment alleges that Blue forged the presiding judge's signature on a document purporting to be a valid court order. The charges follow a joint investigation by the OLMS Nashville District Office and the FBI.
September 7th, 2004On September 7, 2004, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, Michael Volek, former president and treasurer of AFGE Local 2441, pled guilty to one count of bank fraud. On July 8, 2004, Volek was indicted on one count of bank fraud for embezzling $14,491.56 in union funds. The guilty plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Pittsburgh District Office.
July 8th, 2004On July 8, 2004, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, Michael Volek, former president and former treasurer of AFGE Local 2441, was indicted on one count of bank fraud in excess of $14,900. The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS Pittsburgh District Office.
June 16th, 2004On June 16, 2004, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Denita Cromartie and Paul Reid, former secretary-treasurer and former president, respectively, of AFGE Local 1080, were indicted on three counts of filing false annual financial reports and two counts of mail fraud. The charges follow an investigation by the OLMS Nashville District Office.
October 14th, 2003On October 14, 2003, in the Dallas County (Texas) Court, Paul Martin Clark, former president of AFGE Local 2921, was indicted on one count of misapplication of fiduciary property aggregate (amounts between $1,500 and $20,000). The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS Dallas District Office.
September 18th, 2003On September 18, 2003, Clyde L. Spearman, former president of American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 1206, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Oakland, California, on two counts of bank fraud. The indictment stated that between September 1998 and May 2001, Spearman embezzled approximately $15,000 in union funds by writing unauthorized checks against the union's bank account. Spearman served as president of the Martinez, California Local from early 1997 until March 2001, when he was suspended for financial misconduct. In December 2001, following an internal AFGE proceeding, Spearman was removed from office and barred from membership for 13 years. The current indictment follows a joint investigation by the OLMS San Francisco District Office and the Veterans Affairs Department's Inspector General's Office.
June 25th, 2002On June 25, 2002, in Marion County (Indiana) court, Mack Dykes, former president of American Federation of Government Employees Local 1411, pled guilty to two counts of forgery in the amount of $7,100. He had been indicted on March 21, 2002, following an investigation by the OLMS Cincinnati District Office.
June 20th, 2002On June 20, 2002, in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, Toy Jones, secretary-treasurer of American Federation of Government Employees Local 1012, was indicted under 18 U.S.C. 661 on charges of embezzling in excess of $41,000 in union funds. The charges were brought following an investigation by the OLMS New York District Office.
June 3rd, 2002On June 3, 2002, in the Maricopa County (Arizona) Criminal Court, Katherine Johnson, former secretary-treasurer of American Federation of Government Employees Local 2552, pled guilty to one count of attempted theft. Per the plea agreement, and subject to the pre-sentencing investigation and the sentencing judge's approval, she will be placed on probation and pay restitution of $26,516. She had been charged in a criminal complaint on January 29, 2002, which was superceded by a local grand jury indictment on February 27, 2002. The charges were brought following an investigation by the OLMS Los Angeles District Office.
May 16th, 2002On May 16, 2002, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Emmanuel Graham, former president of American Federation of Government Employees Local 2031, on trial before a judge magistrate, was acquitted on 14 misdemeanor counts of violating 18 U.S.C. 641. Mr. Graham had been charged in a 32 count indictment on June 20, 2001, with violating 18 U.S.C. 287 by filing false claims for travel and per diem with the Veterans Administration when he had already been reimbursed for those expenses by the union and 16 counts of violating 18 U.S.C. 641 for theft of U.S. government money corresponding to those claims. Pursuant to an agreement, the subject was tried on the misdemeanor charges only and the felony charges were dropped at the conclusion of the court proceedings. The charges had been brought following an investigation by the OLMS Cincinnati District Office.
March 21st, 2002On March 21, 2002, in Marion County (Indiana) court, Mack Dykes, former president of American Federation of Government Employees Local 1411, was indicted on five counts of forgery and one count of theft for embezzling approximately $7,100 in union funds. The charges were brought following an investigation by the OLMS Cincinnati District Office.
October 3rd, 2001On October 3, 2001, in Hamilton County (Ohio) Court, Michaelene Vandine, secretary-treasurer of American Federation of Government Employees Local 2031, pled guilty to theft by deception. She was sentenced to 180 days in jail which was suspended, one year probation, and 40 hours of community service. She had previously made restitution to the union in the amount of $1,574.50. She had been indicted on August 7, 2001 following an investigation by the OLMS Cincinnati District Office.
September 12th, 2001On September 12, 2001, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, James Bryant, former secretary-treasurer of American Federation of Government Employees Local 2061, entered into a plea agreement in which he agreed to plead guilty to two counts of theft by unlawful taking within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States. He agreed to make restitution to the union in the amount of $3,480. He had been indicted following an investigation by the OLMS Philadelphia District Office.
August 7th, 2001On August 7, 2001, in the Hamilton County (Ohio) Court of Common Pleas, Michaelene Vandine, secretary-treasurer of American Federation of Government Employees Local 2031, was indicted on one count of theft by deception from the union in the amount of $1,574.50. The charges were brought following an investigation by the OLMS Cincinnati District Office.
On June 20, 200l, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Emanuel Graham, president of American Federation of Government Employees Local 2031, was indicted on 16 counts of violating 18 U.S.C. 287 by filing false claims for travel and per diem expenses with the Veterans Administration when he had already been reimbursed for those expenses by the union. He was indicted on 16 additional counts of violating 18 U.S.C. 641 for theft of U.S. government money corresponding to those claims. The charges were brought following an investigation by the OLMS Cincinnati District Office.