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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.

December 14th, 2016On December 14, 2016, in the Jefferson County New York District Court, Ronald G. Watson, former Treasurer of International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local 105F (located on United States Army Base Fort Drum, N.Y.), was indicted on one count of grand larceny in the third degree, nine counts of forgery in the second degree, and nine counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree. On April 21, 2017, the indictment was unsealed. The charges follow an investigation by the OLMS Boston-Buffalo District Office.
May 29th, 2012On May 29, 2012, in the Circuit Court for Fauquier County, Virginia, Daniel Kramer, former Secretary-Treasurer of Fire Fighters Local 45 (located in Newport News, Va.), was charged in an indictment with one count of grand larceny, in violation of Virginia Code Section 18.2-95. The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Washington District Office.
February 23rd, 2012On February 23, 2012, in the State of Texas, El Paso County, William Dempsey, President of Fire Fighters Local 294 (located in Las Cruces, N.M.), was indicted for theft of property of more than $1,500 but less than $20,000, in violation of Texas Penal Code Section 31.03. The charge follows an investigation by OLMS Denver District Office.