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Musicians, Local 92

Officials Sentenced

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.

November 28th, 2006On November 28, 2006, in the United States District Court for the Western District of New York, Mark Jones, former President of Musicians Local 92 and former Secretary-Treasurer of the New York State Conference of Musicians, was sentenced to two years probation and six months community service. On July 26, 2006, Jones pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $40,738.17 from Local 92 and $34,672.00 from the State Conference. Prior to sentencing, Jones made full restitution to the unions. During the period of the investigation, Jones also served as a board member of the Musicians International Union and for one year as President of the Buffalo AFL-CIO Labor Council. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Buffalo District Office.