Plasterers & Cement Masons
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.
|January 8th, 2015||On January 8, 2015, in the Superior Court of California, County of Alameda, a criminal complaint was filed charging Maria Del Cupolo, former bookkeeper for Plasterers and Cement Masons Local 300 (located in Oakland, Calif.), with five felony counts, including one count of Grand Theft with an excessive loss of over $65,000, and four counts of money laundering, in violation of California Penal Code 487(a) and 186.10(a) respectively. The charges follow an investigation by the OLMS San Francisco-Seattle District Office.|
|January 2nd, 2013||On January 2, 2013, in the Trial Court of Massachusetts, BMC Department, Linda Weed, former office secretary for Plasterers & Cement Masons Local 534 (located in Boston, Mass.), was charged with one count of larceny over $250 totaling $7,294.73, in violation of Massachusetts General Law Chapter 266, Section 30. The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Boston District Office.|
|May 1st, 2012||On May 1, 2012, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Lisa Barnes, former bookkeeper for Plasterers & Cement Masons (OPCM) Local 514 (located in Madison Heights, Mich.), was charged in a one-count information with falsification of union financial records, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 439(c). The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Detroit District Office.|
|April 21st, 2003||On April 21, 2003, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, John Mylek II, former treasurer of Plasterers and Cement Masons Local 886, was sentenced to two years probation and was prohibited from using any credit cards unless cleared through the Probation Department. He was also fined $500. He had pled guilty to one count of embezzling $7,551.28 in union funds and one count of embezzling $675 in employee benefit plan funds. The charges had been brought following a joint investigation by the OLMS Cleveland District Office, the Department of Labor's Office of the Inspector General, and the FBI.|
|October 18th, 2002||On October 18, 2002, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, John Mylek II, former treasurer of Plasterers & Cement Masons Local 886, pled guilty to an information charging him with embezzling $7,551.28 in union funds and $675 in employee benefit funds. The charges were brought following a joint investigation by the OLMS Cleveland District Office, the FBI, and the Department of Labor's Office of the Inspector General.|