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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.

November 9th, 2018On November 9, 2018, in the Fulton Superior Court for the State of Georgia, Rakaia Shanta Jackson, former President of National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE), District 1, IAM, AFL-CIO Local 1525 (located in Hernando, Fla.), was charged in a one-count indictment for theft by taking in an amount of a value of at least $5,000 but less than $25,000, in violation of O.C.G.A 16-8-2. The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS Atlanta-Nashville District Office.
July 30th, 2007On July 30, 2007, in Superior Court for the District of Columbia, Bradley Burton, former Executive Assistant to the Secretary-Treasurer of the AFL-CIO, was charged with one count of second degree theft for causing the AFL-CIO to pay $7,663.34 in meal expenses for his wife. Subsequently, Burton pled guilty to the information and received a suspended sentence of 180 days in jail, 70 hours of community service, probation for one year, a $350 fine and was ordered to make any restitution that had not already been repaid. The information, plea and sentence follow an investigation by the OLMS Washington District Office.
September 29th, 2005On September 29, 2005, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Marilyn Constable, former trustee of ABC Local 12 Employer and Employee Life Benefit Fund, a benefit fund of the Bakery & Tobacco Workers AFL-CIO, Local 12-A, Pittsburgh, PA, was charged in a 15 count indictment with embezzling $7,591.01 in benefit funds. The charges follow an investigation by the OLMS Pittsburgh District Office and EBSA Philadelphia Regional Office.
July 23rd, 2003On July 23, 2003, in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, an information was filed charging Howard Roundtree, former Recording Secretary of Longshoremen's Association AFL-CIO (ILA) Local 1759, with one count of knowingly causing false statements and representations of fact in a document required by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). Roundtree waived indictment and pled guilty to the charge following an investigation by the OLMS Atlanta District Office.