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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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April 14th, 2016On April 14, 2016, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Raul Mascote, former Secretary-Treasurer of International Association of Machinists Local Lodge 2458 (located in Minooka, Ill.), pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $63,263, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). Not included in the charge, but for the purposes of computing his sentence under Guideline Section 1B1.2, Mascote stipulated to having stolen, and knowingly converted to his own, property of the United States valued at $510,973, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 641. The guilty plea follows investigations conducted by the OLMS Chicago District Office and the Department of EnergyÕs Office of Inspector General.
July 9th, 2015On July 9, 2015, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Raul Mascote, former Secretary-Treasurer of International Association of Machinists Lodge 2458 (located in Minooka, Ill.), was charged in a one-count information with embezzling $62,263 in union funds, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Chicago District Office.
September 3rd, 2013On September 3, 2013, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, Bonnie Nixon, former Secretary Treasurer of International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) Local Lodge W443 (located in Laurel, Miss.), was sentenced to three years of probation, including six months of home confinement, for embezzling union funds, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). Nixon was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $16,368. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS New Orleans District Office.
April 11th, 2013On April 11, 2013, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, Bonnie Nixon, former Secretary Treasurer of International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) Local Lodge W443 (located in Laurel, Miss.), pled guilty to one count of embezzling $15,981 in union funds, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The guilty plea follows an investigation by the OLMS New Orleans District Office.
December 17th, 2012On December 17, 2012, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, Mark Morgan, former Secretary-Treasurer of Machinists Lodge 2584 (formerly located in Fremont, Ind.), was sentenced to three years of probation including eight months of home detention with electronic monitoring. Morgan was also ordered to pay $17,616.70 in restitution and a $100 special assessment. On August 20, 2012, Morgan pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Detroit District Office.
December 12th, 2012On December 12, 2012, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, Bonnie Nixon, former Secretary Treasurer of International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) Lodge W443 (located in Laurel, Miss.), was charged in a one-count indictment with embezzling union funds in the amount of $15,981.66, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS New Orleans Office.
October 1st, 2012On October 1, 2012, Rachel Lanham, former office secretary for Machinists District Lodge 34 in Columbus, Ohio, was sentenced to six months of home confinement, three years of supervised release, and was ordered to make full restitution in the amount of $104,867. In June 2012, Lanham pled guilty to one count of embezzlement. The investigation found that Lanham made unauthorized salary payments to herself via electronic fund transfers and used a union credit card to make unauthorized personal purchases.
September 24th, 2012On September 24, 2012, in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, an information was filed charging Robert Hill, former Secretary-Treasurer of Machinists Local Lodge 1271 (located in Billerica, Mass.), with 27 counts of embezzlement of labor union funds totaling $8,650, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The information follows an investigation by the OLMS Boston District Office.
September 20th, 2012On September 20, 2012, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan (Northern Division), Renita Dompier, former Secretary-Treasurer of Machinists Local Lodge 283 (located in Baraga, Mich.), was sentenced to one year of probation including six months of home detention with electronic monitoring. Dompier was also ordered to pay $11,793.89 in restitution and a $100 special assessment. On May 10, 2012, Dompier pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $8,725.99, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Detroit District Office.
September 20th, 2012On September 20, 2012, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Jeff Agee, former business representative for Machinists Lodge 10 (located in Richmond, Va.), was sentenced to 180 days of home confinement, three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $2,000 fine and a $100 special assessment. Agee had previously paid full restitution of $26,139.13. On May 10, 2012, Agee pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Washington District Office.
June 14th, 2012On June 14, 2012, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Rachel Lanham, former secretary for the Machinists District Lodge 34 (located in Columbus, Ohio), pled guilty to one count of embezzlement. On June 5, 2012, an information was filed charging Lanham with embezzling $104,876. The guilty plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Cleveland District Office.
June 5th, 2012On June 5, 2012, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, an information was filed charging Rachel Lanham, former secretary for the Machinists District Lodge 34 (located in Columbus, Ohio), with one count of embezzlement in the amount of $104,876. The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Cleveland District Office.
May 16th, 2012On May 16, 2012, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, Mark Morgan, former Secretary-Treasurer of Machinists Lodge 2584 (formerly located in Fremont, Ind.), was charged in a two-count indictment for embezzling union funds. The charges follow an investigation by the OLMS Detroit District Office.
May 10th, 2012On May 10, 2012, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan (Northern Division), Renita Dompier, former Secretary-Treasurer of Machinists Local Lodge 283 (located in Baraga, Mich.), pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $8,725.99, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Detroit District Office.
May 10th, 2012On May 10, 2012, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Jeff Agee, former business representative for Machinists Local Lodge 10 (located in Richmond, Va.), pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $4,181.62, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Washington District Office.
April 25th, 2012On April 25, 2012, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Jeff Agee, former business representative of Machinists Lodge 10 (located in Richmond, Va.), was charged in an information with one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $4,181.62, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Washington District Office.
March 14th, 2012On March 14, 2012, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan (Northern Division), Renita Dompier, former Secretary-Treasurer of Machinists Local Lodge 283 (located in Baraga, Mich.), was indicted on one count of embezzlement of union funds in the amount of $8,725.99, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c); one count of falsification of union financial reports, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 439(b); and one count of falsification of union financial records, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 439(c). The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS Detroit District Office.
January 23rd, 2012On January 23, 2012, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, Tracy Ford, former Secretary-Treasurer of Machinists Lodge 1528 (located in Modesto, Calif.), was sentenced to five years of probation which includes 10 months of home detention with electronic monitoring (with the exception of work). Ford was ordered to pay $174,100 in restitution and a $125 special assessment. On September 2, 2011, Ford pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c) and one count of 29 U.S.C. 439(b). The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS San Francisco District Office.
December 9th, 2011On December 9, 2011, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, Stephen Koski, former Secretary-Treasurer of Machinists Lodge 1027 (located in Clarksburg, W.Va.), was sentenced to one year probation and was ordered to pay a $500 fine for embezzling union funds. On the day of sentencing, Koski paid full restitution of $1,517.04. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Pittsburgh District Office.
November 1st, 2011On November 1, 2011, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, David Daugette, former Secretary-Treasurer of Machinists Local Lodge 2766 (located in Madison, Ala.), was indicted on one count of embezzlement in the amount of $6,740.03, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Nashville District Office.
September 2nd, 2011On September 2, 2011, in the United States District Court, for the Eastern District of California, Fresno Division, Tracy Ford, former Secretary-Treasurer of International Association of Machinists (IAM) Lodge 1528 (located in Modesto, Calif.), pled guilty to embezzling $174,900, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c), and making a false statement in a financial report required to be filed, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 439(b). Ford was indicted on February 10, 2011 and is scheduled to be sentenced on January 20, 2012. The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS San Francisco District Office.
August 23rd, 2011On August 23, 2011, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, Stephen Koski, former Secretary-Treasurer of Machinists Lodge 1027 (located in Clarksburg, W.Va.), pled guilty to embezzling approximately $1,500 in union funds. The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Pittsburgh District Office.
June 7th, 2011On June 7, 2011, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, Stephen Koski, former Secretary-Treasurer of Machinists Lodge 1027 (located in Clarksburg, W.Va.), was charged in a one-count indictment for embezzling approximately $1,500 in union funds. The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Pittsburgh District Office.
February 10th, 2011On February 10, 2011, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, Tracy Ford, former Secretary-Treasurer of Machinists Lodge 1528 (located in Modesto, Calif.), was indicted on one count of embezzlement of union funds in the amount of $174,891, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c) and one count of filing a false financial report, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 439(b). The charges follow an investigation by the OLMS San Francisco District Office.
November 3rd, 2010On November 3, 2010, in the United States District Court for the District of Nevada, Hugo Vargas, former Secretary Treasurer of International Association of Machinists (IAM) Lodge 845 (located in Las Vegas, NV), was sentenced to 13 months in prison followed by three years supervised release, and he was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $106,293.59 and an assessment fee of $100. On August 2, 2010, Vargas pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS San Francisco District Office.
August 2nd, 2010On August 2, 2010, in the United States District Court for the District of Nevada, Hugo Vargas, former Secretary Treasurer of the Machinists Lodge 845 (located in Las Vegas, Nev.), pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $106,293.59. On December 1, 2009, Vargas was charged in an indictment with the same offense. The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS San Francisco District Office.
April 1st, 2010On April 1, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, Linda Tickle, former office manager of Machinists Locals 56 and 1458 (located in Chattanooga, Tenn.), was sentenced to five months imprisonment, three years probation, a $200 assessment, and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $40,048.72. On March 29, 2010, Tickle pled guilty to two counts of embezzlement union funds in the amount of $40,048.72. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Nashville District Office.
February 1st, 2010On February 1, 2010, in the United States District Court for the District of Nevada, Hugo Vargas, former secretary treasurer of International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (Machinists) Lodge 845 (located in Las Vegas, Nev.) was charged Vargas with embezzling union funds in the amount of $106,293.59. The charge follows an investigation by OLMS San Francisco District Office.
August 25th, 2009On August 25, 2009, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, Linda Tickle, former employee of Machinist Local 56 and Machinists Local 1458 (located in Chattanooga, Tenn.), was indicted on two counts of embezzling union funds in the amount of $30,173.27. The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS Nashville District Office.
March 27th, 2009On March 27, 2009, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, Glen Gard, former Secretary-Treasurer of Machinists Local 2460 (located in Pensacola, Fla.), pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of approximately $90,500.The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Miami Resident Investigator Office.
March 4th, 2009On March 4, 2009, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, Glen Gard, former Secretary-Treasurer of Machinists Local 2460 (located in Pensacola, Fla.), was arrested on an outstanding warrant issued on November 18, 2008, after being indicted on one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of approximately $90,500. The arrest follows an investigation by the OLMS Miami Resident Investigator Office.
November 18th, 2008On November 18, 2008, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, Glen Gard, former Secretary-Treasurer of Machinists Local 2460 (located in Pensacola, Fla.) was indicted on one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of approximately $90,500. The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Miami Resident Investigator Office.
October 22nd, 2008On October 22, 2008, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Rebecca Montgomery, former bookkeeper/office secretary of Machinists Eastern Regional Office (located in Cincinnati, Ohio), pled guilty to embezzling union funds in the amount of $509. Montgomery previously made full restitution in the amount of $14,340. On August 20, 2008, Montgomery was charged with embezzling union funds in the amount of $509. The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Cincinnati District Office.
July 28th, 2008On July 28, 2008, in the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, Krista Yeatts, former office manager of Machinists Lodge 2444 (located in Winston-Salem, N.C.), was indicted on one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $47,746.01. The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS Nashville District Office.
September 20th, 2006On September 20, 2006, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, Ann E. Smith, former Secretary-Treasurer of Machinists Local 2140, pled guilty to one count of filing a false report in order to conceal her embezzlement of union funds and was sentenced to four years probation, ordered to make restitution to the local in the amount of $12,899.18, and to pay a $25.00 special assessment. The plea and sentencing follow an investigation by the OLMS Detroit District Office.
September 7th, 2006On September 7, 2006, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, an information was filed against Ann E. Smith, former Secretary-Treasurer of Machinists Local 2140, charging her with one count of filing a false report in order to conceal her embezzlement of union funds. The information follows an investigation by the OLMS Detroit District Office.
February 23rd, 2006On February 23, 2006, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, William C. Miller, former Treasurer for Machinists Local Lodge 498, was sentenced to two years incarceration and three years probation. He was ordered to make full restitution of $63,082 in the appropriate amounts owed to the union and bonding company. On November 29, 2005, Miller pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds and one count of making a false entry in union records. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Chicago District Office.
January 23rd, 2006On January 23, 2006, in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, William Good, Jr., former Secretary-Treasurer for Machinists Local 821, was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment, 36 months of supervised release, and is required to make full restitution of $192,493.93. Good also received an assessment of $200 and was ordered to obtain and install, at his own expense, monitoring software on his computer to ensure that he does not visit gambling websites. On October 21, 2005, Good pled guilty to two counts of embezzling union funds totaling $3,500. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Los Angeles District Office.
November 29th, 2005On November 29, 2005, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, William C. Miller, former Treasurer of Machinists Local Lodge 498, pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds totaling $63,082 and one count of making a false entry in union records. The guilty plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Chicago District Office.
October 21st, 2005On October 21, 2005, in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, William Good, Jr., former Financial Secretary-Treasurer of Machinists Local Lodge 821, pled guilty to two counts of embezzling union funds totaling $192,469. The guilty plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Los Angeles District Office and the Department of Labor's Office of Inspector General.
August 29th, 2005On August 29, 2005, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, Martha Bautista, former Secretary-Treasurer of Machinists Local Lodge 1528, was sentenced to 36 months of probation, including 180 days of home detention, for her role in embezzling union funds. Bautista was ordered to pay restitution totaling $115,259.27. She pled guilty to embezzling union funds on June 20, 2005. The conviction follows an investigation by the OLMS San Francisco District Office.
July 15th, 2005On 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.
June 30th, 2005On June 30, 2005, in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, an indictment was filed against William Harry Good, Jr., former financial secretary-treasurer of Local Lodge 821, Machinists, charging him with embezzling $1,500 in union funds. The charge of $1,500 is one of 229 checks totaling over $192,000 Good is alleged to have misappropriated from the union. The indictment follows a joint investigation by the OLMS Los Angeles District Office and the Department of Labor's Office of the Inspector General.
June 20th, 2005On June 20, 2005, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, Martha Bautista, former secretary-treasurer of Local Lodge 1528, Machinists, pled guilty to a one-count information charging her with embezzling union funds of more than $5,000 but less than $10,000. On June 1, 2005, an information was filed against Bautista for embezzlement. On May 6, 2005, Bautista made an initial payment of $50,000 toward the $165,259.27 in restitution due to the union. The guilty plea follows an investigation by the OLMS San Francisco District Office.
June 17th, 2005On June 17, 2005, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Michael Moore, former secretary-treasurer of Local 1269, Machinists, was sentenced to 13 months imprisonment, 3 years supervised release, and restitution of $49,131 for embezzling union funds. On April 13, 2005, Moore pled guilty to a one-count information following an investigation by the OLMS Chicago District Office.
April 13th, 2005On April 13, 2005, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Michael T. Moore, former secretary-treasurer of Local 1269, Machinists, pled guilty to a one-count information charging him with embezzling $47,939.53 in union funds. During an eight-month period from February to October 2002, Moore wrote 52 unauthorized checks to himself for his personal benefit. He forged the co-signature of the Local president on 50 of these checks. The guilty plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Chicago District Office.
June 2nd, 2004On June 2, 2004, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi, James Mitchell, former president of Machinists Lodge 2008, pled guilty to an information filed the same day charging him with one count of embezzling $2,900 in union funds. The charge and guilty plea follow an investigation by the OLMS New Orleans District Office.
May 26th, 2004On May 26, 2004, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Ohio, Kevan D. Sprow, former treasurer of Machinists District Lodge 57, was sentenced to six months home confinement, three years supervised probation, restitution in the amount of $48,597 and reimbursement of home confinement costs. Sprow pled guilty on March 4, 2004, to one count of embezzling $49,847 in union funds following an investigation by the OLMS Cleveland District Office.
March 5th, 2004On March 5, 2004, in the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota, William Lane, former president of Machinists Lodge 2525, was sentenced to one year in prison followed by three years of probation and ordered to make restitution of $16,998, which includes $2,098 to a bank. On December 16, 2003, Lane pled guilty to one count of embezzlement. The guilty plea and sentence follow an investigation by the OLMS Minneapolis Resident Investigator Office.
March 3rd, 2004On March 3, 2004, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Kevan D. Sprow, former secretary-treasurer of Machinists District Lodge 57, pled guilty to an information charging him with embezzling $49, 847 in union funds. The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Cleveland District Office.
February 18th, 2004On February 18, 2004, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, William C. Miller, former secretary-treasurer of Machinists Local Lodge 498, pled not guilty to an indictment charging him with one count of embezzlement and one count of making a false entry. Miller was indicted on February 5, 2004, following an investigation by the OLMS Chicago District Office.
February 9th, 2004On February 9, 2004, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Maria T. Eaton, former secretary-treasurer of Machinists Lodge 2714, was sentenced to five years probation, six months of home confinement, and ordered to make restitution of $14,642.84. She pled guilty on October 17, 2003, to embezzling $10,000 in union funds following an investigation by the OLMS Cleveland District Office.
February 6th, 2004On February 6, 2004, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Kevan D. Sprow, former secretary-treasurer of Machinists District Lodge 57, was charged with embezzling $49,847 in union funds. The charges follow an investigation by the OLMS Cleveland District Office.
February 5th, 2004On February 5, 2004, in the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, William C. Miller, former financial secretary-treasurer of Machinists Local Lodge 498, was indicted on one count of embezzling $62,015 in union funds and one count of making a false entry in union records. The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS Chicago District Office.
January 8th, 2004On January 8, 2004, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Russell Taylor, former treasurer of the Machinists Lodge 90, was sentenced to thirty days of incarceration, three years probation, and ordered to make restitution in the amount of $36,142.08. On September 25, 2003, Taylor pled guilty to embezzling $36,142.08 in union funds following an investigation by the OLMS Cleveland District Office.
December 16th, 2003On December 16, 2003, in the United States District Court for District of North Dakota, William Lane, former president of Machinists Lodge 2525, plead guilty to one count of embezzlement of $13,500 in union funds, one count of bank fraud, and one count of destruction of records. Lane was indicted on these three counts February 11, 2003. The charges were brought following an investigation by the OLMS Minneapolis Resident Investigator Office.
October 17th, 2003On October 17, 2003, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Maria Eaton, former secretary-treasurer of Machinists Lodge 2714, pled guilty to an information charging her with embezzling $10,000 in union funds. The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Cleveland District Office.
September 25th, 2003On September 25, 2003, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Russell Guy Taylor, former treasurer of Machinists Lodge 90, pled guilty to an information charging him with embezzling $36,142 in union funds. The information was filed on August 22, 2003. The charges follow an investigation by the OLMS Cleveland District Office.
August 20th, 2003On August 20, 2003, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Maria Eaton, former secretary-treasurer of Machinists Lodge 2714, was charged with embezzling $10,000 in union funds. The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Cleveland District Office.
May 21st, 2003On May 21, 2003, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, John O'Connell, former Secretary-Treasurer of Machinists Local Lodge 524, was sentenced to five months incarceration, five months home confinement with electronic monitoring, 24 months of supervised release, and ordered to pay $36,702 in restitution, plus a $100 special assessment. O'Connell pled guilty to embezzling $36,702 in union funds on February 13, 2003, following an investigation by the OLMS Chicago District Office.
February 13th, 2003On February 13, 2003, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, John O'Connell, former Secretary-Treasurer of Machinists Local 524 of Island Lake, pled guilty to embezzling $36,702 in union funds. O'Connell was charged on February 3, 2003, following an investigation by the OLMS Chicago District Office.
February 10th, 2003On February 10, 2003, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, Thomas Lannon, former secretary-treasurer of Machinists Local Lodge #1562, was sentenced to six months of home detention followed by three years of probation and to perform 120 hours of community service. Lannon pled guilty to embezzling union funds and made restitution in the amount of $13,175 following an investigation by the OLMS Buffalo District Office.
February 7th, 2003On February 7, 2003, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Steven Pautz, former president of Machinists Lodge 251, was sentenced to three years of probation including six months of home confinement. Pautz pled guilty to one count of embezzlement of union funds on November 19, 2002 following an investigation by the OLMS Milwaukee District Office.
November 19th, 2002On November 19, 2002, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Steven Pautz, former president of Machinists Lodge 251, pled guilty to one count of embezzling $450 in union funds. Pautz had been indicted August 6, 2002 on two counts of embezzling $1,450 in union funds and two counts of making false entries in union records. The indictment also noted that he had embezzled a total of $12,257.75 in Lodge 251 funds. The charges were brought following an investigation by the OLMS Milwaukee District Office.
October 15th, 2002On October 15, 2002, in the United States Court for the District of New Mexico, David Rux, former business representative of Machinists Lodge 2-W in Aberdeen, Washington, was sentenced to three years probation (including six months home confinement with electronic monitoring) and 100 hours of community service. He was also ordered to pay a fine of $1,075. Rux pled guilty to seven counts of embezzlement and fifteen counts of falsifying union records on July 12, 2002 following an investigation by the OLMS Seattle District Office.
August 8th, 2002On August 8, 2002, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, Thomas A. Lannon, former secretary-treasurer of Machinists Lodge 1562, pled guilty to embezzling $13,175 in union funds. He admitted writing unauthorized checks to himself and not depositing cash receipts. The charges had been brought following an investigation by the OLMS Buffalo District Office.
August 6th, 2002On August 6, 2002, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Steven Pautz, former president of Machinists Lodge 251, was indicted on two counts of embezzling $1,450 in union funds and two counts of making false entries in union records. The indictment also noted that he had embezzled a total of $12,257.75 in Lodge 251 funds. The charges were brought following an investigation by the OLMS Milwaukee District Office.
July 12th, 2002On July 12, 2002, in the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, David Rux, a former business representative for Machinists Local Lodge W2 in Aberdeen, Washington, pled guilty to 7 counts of embezzling a total of $21,557 in union funds and 15 counts of falsifying union records. He had been charged in a sealed indictment on March 27, 2002, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington following an investigation by the OLMS Seattle District Office.
January 22nd, 2002On January 22, 2002, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Carey McClure, former secretary-treasurer of Machinists Lodge 2731, was indicted on one count of embezzling $16,917.13 in union funds and one count of failure to maintain records. The charges were brought following an investigation by the OLMS Atlanta District Office.