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Unite, Local 501A

Guilty Pleas

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 12th, 2016On January 12, 2016, in the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire, Gregory Paradis, former chief steward of the United Federation of Special Police and Security Officers (UFSPSO) Local 501 (located in Seabrook, N.H.), was sentenced to two years of probation and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $13,493. On October 2, 2015, Paradis pled guilty to one count of embezzlement of labor union funds, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Boston-Buffalo District Office.