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

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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.

August 26th, 2010On August 26, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Connie Ball, former Secretary-Treasurer of Bakery Workers Local 531 (located in London, Ky.) was charged with embezzling union funds in the amount of $7,554. The charges follow an investigation by the OLMS Cincinnati District Office.