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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.

May 21st, 2015On May 21, 2015, in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, Michelle Dancy, former manager in the Residuals Estates and Trust Department of the Screen Actors Guild (located in Los Angeles, Calif.), was charged with four counts of embezzlement of union funds in excess of $54,109, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c), and five counts of possession and use of means of identification in connection with criminal activity, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1028(a)(7). The charges follow an investigation by the OLMS Los Angeles District Office and the Department of LaborÕs Office of Inspector General.