Plasterers & Cement Masons
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.
|September 30th, 2015||On September 30, 2015, in the Superior Court of California, County of Alameda, Maria Del Cupolo, former Bookkeeper for International Association of Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons (OPCMIA) Local 300 (located in Oakland, Calif.), pled guilty to a single count of grand theft with an excessive loss over $65,000, in violation of California Penal Code 487(a). Del Cupolo was then sentenced to five years of probation and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $96,842. On December 2, 2015, Del Cupolo received an additional sentence of one year in Santa Rita County jail. The guilty plea and sentencing follow an investigation by the OLMS San Francisco-Seattle District Office.|
|April 21st, 2003||On April 21, 2003, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, John Mylek II, former treasurer of Plasterers and Cement Masons Local 886, was sentenced to two years probation and was prohibited from using any credit cards unless cleared through the Probation Department. He was also fined $500. He had pled guilty to one count of embezzling $7,551.28 in union funds and one count of embezzling $675 in employee benefit plan funds. The charges had been brought following a joint investigation by the OLMS Cleveland District Office, the Department of Labor's Office of the Inspector General, and the FBI.|
|October 18th, 2002||On October 18, 2002, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, John Mylek II, former treasurer of Plasterers & Cement Masons Local 886, pled guilty to an information charging him with embezzling $7,551.28 in union funds and $675 in employee benefit funds. The charges were brought following a joint investigation by the OLMS Cleveland District Office, the FBI, and the Department of Labor's Office of the Inspector General.|