National Federation of Federal Employees
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 13th, 2012||On March 13, 2012, in the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, Gloria Porter, former President of National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE), International Association of Machinists (IAM) Local 2049 and former Secretary-Treasurer of the NFFE IAM Army Materiel Command (AMC) District Council (both located in Las Cruces, N.M.), was sentenced to 70 months imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release. Porter also was ordered to pay $143,457.50 in restitution and a $300 special assessment. On June 30, 2011, after a three-day trial, a federal jury convicted Porter on all 107 counts of an indictment charging her with 105 counts of wire fraud, one count of mail fraud, and one count of aggravated identity theft. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Denver District Office.|
|June 9th, 2008||On June 9, 2008, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, Donna Hammock, former President of National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) Local 2096 (located in El Cajon, CA), was sentenced to five years probation and ordered to pay a $2,500 fine. On February 8, 2008, Hammock pled guilty to providing false statements on the localâ€™s annual Form LM-3. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Los Angeles District Office. (Senior Investigator Beverly Perkins)|
|February 15th, 2006||On February 15, 2006, in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, Henry Michael Turner, former Treasurer of International Association of Machinists, National Federation of Federal Employees, Local 2058, was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison to be followed by two years supervised probation. Turner was also ordered to pay full restitution. On November 14, 2005, Turner pled guilty to one count of making false statements, which were made to conceal his embezzlement of $40,474 from the union. The conviction follows an investigation by the OLMS Washington District Office.|
|May 5th, 2004||On May 5, 2004, in the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, Rose Erma (Irma) Elizaldez, former secretary-treasurer for National Federation of Federal Employees, IAM Local 1031, was sentenced to six months home confinement and one year probation for misdemeanor receiving stolen property (approximately $500.00). She was not ordered to pay restitution since she had previously repaid $26,655 to the union; however, she was assessed $25. Elizaldez pled guilty on February 6, 2004 following an investigation by the OLMS Denver District Office.|
|December 30th, 2003||On December 30, 2003, in the United States District Court for the District of Montana, Michael LaForge, former president of the National Federation of Federal Employees Local 224, was sentenced to six months in a pre-release center and four years probation for embezzlement/theft of government property totaling $14,622, fraud, and false statements. He was ordered to make restitution in the amount of $15,647.67 and to pay a fine in the amount of $200. On October 9, 2003, LaForge pled guilty to embezzlement/theft of government property after cashing union dues rebate checks totaling $14,622, and to fraud and false statements. The guilty plea and sentence follow an investigation by the OLMS Denver District Office.|