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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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September 28th, 2015On September 28, 2015, in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, Christopher Headlee, former Treasurer of United Government Security Officers of America (UGSOA) Local 50 (located in Colorado Springs, Colo.), was charged in an indictment for one count of falsification of an annual financial report filed by a labor union, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 439(b). The indictment was unsealed on October 14, 2015. The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Denver-St. Louis District Office.
March 19th, 2013On March 19, 2013, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, Paulette McClure, former Financial Treasurer for the United Government Security Officers of America Local 36, (located in Pattison, Miss.), pled guilty to a two-count indictment of embezzling $8,166.13 in union funds, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c) and forgery, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 513(a). The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS New Orleans District Office.
December 12th, 2012On December 12, 2012, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, Paulette McClure, former Financial Treasurer of United Government Security Officers of America (UGSOA) Local 36 (located in Pattison, Miss.), was charged in a two-count indictment with embezzling $8,166.13 in union funds, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c), and forgery, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 513(a). The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS New Orleans Office.