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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 15th, 2016On March 15, 2016, in the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota, Central Division, Kenneth Potter, former Treasurer of National Staff Organization, South Dakota Staff Organization (located in Pierre, S.D.), was charged in a one-count indictment with embezzling union funds in the amount of $4,130, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS Detroit-Milwaukee District Office.