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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.

August 11th, 2004On August 11, 2004, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, Debbie Samples, former bookkeeper-office secretary for Plasterers & Cement Masons Local 809, was convicted on four counts of embezzlement. On April 6, 2004, Samples was indicted for embezzling $2,400 in union funds following an investigation by the OLMS Dallas District Office.