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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.

March 27th, 2017On March 27, 2017, in the Superior Court of Washington for Pierce County, Casey Cortese, former President for the Association of Civilian Technicians (ACT) Chapter 108 (located in Pierce County, Wash.), was indicted on a single count of theft in the 1st degree, in violation of RCW 9A.56.020(1)(c) and RCW 9A.56.030(1)(a). Cortese is charged with converting over $27,000 in Chapter 108 funds to his own personal use. The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS San Francisco-Seattle District Office.
February 26th, 2015On February 26, 2015, in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Hardin County Circuit Court, Thomas Wilson, former Secretary-Treasurer of Association of Civilian Technicians Chapter 83 (located in Fort Knox, Ky.), was charged in a one-count indictment for felony theft by unlawful taking over $10,000. The charge follows a joint investigation by the OLMS Cincinnati-Cleveland District Office and the Department of Defense, Criminal Investigative Service.
January 9th, 2014On January 9, 2014, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, Don McMahon, former Treasurer of Civilian Technicians Association Independent (CTAI) Tennessee State Council for Air (located in Memphis, Tenn.), was indicted on eight counts of wire fraud totaling $3,543, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1343. The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS Atlanta-Nashville District Office.