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, 2011
On 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.
September 29th, 2010
On September 29, 2010, in the United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana, Keith Hart, former Financial Secretary of Bakery Workers Local 315G (Mt. Vernon, IN), was sentenced to six months in a work release community corrections facility and three years probation and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $13,904.69 and a $100.00 special assessment. On July 6, 2010, Hart pled guilty to one count of embezzlement in the amount of $13,904.69. The sentencing follows an investigation by the Cincinnati District Office.
May 8th, 2006
On May 8, 2006, in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas, Richard Lammers, former Business Agent/Financial Secretary for Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers Local 99-G, was sentenced to two years probation, ordered to make restitution of $4,946.36 to the local, and assessed $200. On March 13, 2006, Lammers pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Kansas City Resident Investigator Office.