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Plasterers & Cement Masons, Local 300

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.

September 30th, 2015On September 30, 2015, in the Superior Court of California, County of Alameda, Maria Del Cupolo, former Bookkeeper for International Association of Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons (OPCMIA) Local 300 (located in Oakland, Calif.), pled guilty to a single count of grand theft with an excessive loss over $65,000, in violation of California Penal Code 487(a). Del Cupolo was then sentenced to five years of probation and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $96,842. On December 2, 2015, Del Cupolo received an additional sentence of one year in Santa Rita County jail. The guilty plea and sentencing follow an investigation by the OLMS San Francisco-Seattle District Office.