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Officials Sentenced

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.

July 17th, 2018On July 17, 2018, in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Henry Clay Green, Sr., former Secretary-Treasurer of Union of Needletrades, Industrial, and Textile Employees - Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees (UNITE HERE) Local 26 (located in Medford, Mass.), was sentenced to six months in prison and one year of supervised release. Restitution and forfeiture will be determined at a hearing scheduled for September 26, 2018. On December 1, 2017, Green pleaded guilty to one count of embezzling union funds, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The sentencing follows a joint investigation by the OLMS Boston-Buffalo District Office, the Department of LaborÄôs Office of Inspector General, and the Employee Benefits Security Administration.
January 8th, 2003On January 8, 2003, in the Hamilton County (Ohio) Municipal Court, Michelle Back, former office secretary for Local 12 of the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union, pled guilty to theft of union funds and was sentenced to one year probation, a $100 fine, and court costs. Back was charged following an investigation by the OLMS Cincinnati District Office.