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Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers & Grain Millers, Local 531

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.

April 14th, 2011On April 14, 2011, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Connie Ball, former Secretary-Treasurer of Bakery Workers Local 531 (formerly located in London, Ky.), was sentenced to 60 months probation and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $7,354 and an assessment of $100. On December 17, 2010, Ball pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $7,754. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Cincinnati District Office.